Castro’s walk ready to veer southeast

Brawley City Councilman Ramon Castro celebrates Thursday as he crosses the New Mexico state line. Castro is walking the U.S.-Mexico border to draw attention to the cause of deported U.S. military veterans. COURTESY PHOTO

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Brawley City Councilman Ramon Castro’s nearly 2000-mile walk along the U.S.-Mexico border has reached the end of its west-to-east leg.

Castro, who began his walk in San Diego on June 28 to bring attention to the plight of deported U.S. military veterans, on Sunday reached Las Cruces, which is roughly 682 miles from where he started.

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