A heartbreaking story

This painting is by Luis Sotero, one of our March Arts Marathon artists and a migrant who has been denied asylum in the USA, and is thus forced to remain in Mexico. The painting depicts a boy by the name of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, who was shot through the border fence by a US border patrol agent ten years ago.

To read about the event: https://www.azcentral.com/in-depth/news/politics/border-issues/2022/09/12/listen-rediscovering-killed-through-border-fence-azcentral-podcast/7857692001/