Despite the violence plaguing parts of the border, cities are still investing in roads and waste water systems, and now even in solar projects and renewable energy.
Protesters, in traditional Aztec attire and wearing colorful headdresses, marched down 6th Street toward Congress Avenue in downtown Austin Saturday afternoon. Drivers honked their support and stuck their fists out or cheered the demonstrators on. The Aztec danzantes led the march with colorful, elaborate feather headdresses and giant signs. They chanted, “Se ve, se siente, Peña es delincuente!” or “It can be seen, it can be felt, Peña [Nieto] is a criminal!”