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Ex-Marine and His Burro Tour U.S. Urging Latinos to Vote in 2016

Agencia EFE
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September 1, 2015
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A former U.S. Marine of Mexican origin, together with his faithful burro, went for a year-long trek across the country to Washington as a way of raising Latinos' awareness about the importance of staying united against the attack of Republican presidential hopefuls and of voting in the 2016 elections.

"My intention is to unite and organize the Mexican people," Ruben Ruiz told EFE in San Diego.

This is not the first time that Ruiz, 33, has made an ambitious campaign tour with a burro. In September 2013, the activist took to the road from Tijuana to Mexico City denouncing the abuses committed by Mexican police. This time he has moved his struggle to the country he served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

After finishing with the bureaucratic procedures that took three months to complete, he finally won permission to bring his burro Tocayo into the United States, and with it will head for Los Angeles, where he plans to join in next month's Mexican Independence celebrations.

His idea of touring the country with Tocayo basically came from a wish to remind Mexican-Americans of their roots and their culture.

"My burro is a warrior, a symbol of humility, of the people, and he doesn't forget who we are and where we come from," he said.

Read the rest at La Prensa

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