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"We are enduring crimes against humanity": Tribe condemns border wall in Organ Pipe Cactus NMon

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. — Cut down a saguaro cactus in Arizona and you can face years in prison. But over the past several weeks, work crews have been destroying dozens of the protected cactuses, which can live for 200 years, to build a new wall on the southwestern border.


The remains of chopped-up saguaros are now visible along a swath of the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona, part of what Native American leaders warn is a range of environmental and archaeological threats posed by the Trump administration’s scramble to build the wall.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/us/border-wall-cactuses-arizona.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage

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