[:en]Trump’s wall prototypes are in place on the Tijuana border[:es]Listos los proptotipos del “muro” en la frontera con Tijuana[:]

[:en]President Donald Trump’s “big, beautiful” wall is beginning to take shape with the construction of eight 30-foot prototypes in San Diego, driving intriguing reactions along a section of the border lined with homes, parking lots, dumped waste and burned cars.

The border wall prototypes are in Otay Mesa, a small community south of Diego, along an area of Tijuana where a 10-foot corrugated metal wall already exists. Made of concrete, thick metal poles and other materials, the sample sections were completed a few weeks ago.

One wall has a gray surface textured with patterns of different-sized bricks. A steel plate sits atop the wall with metal spikes. The prototypes are the first tangible signs of a controversial pledge that helped Trump get elected.

Some Tijuana residents say they’re symbols of racism. But others who live a few yards from the prototypes seem indifferent to them. After all, they say, a U.S.-Mexico border wall is nothing new here.

Children and teenagers with backpacks walk past the towering prototypes without even looking up. Many who live a little farther away seem unaware of the eight new structures.

“They don’t bother me,” said Cesar Gonzalez, 60, whose house in Tijuana is adjacent to the prototypes. “If Trump wants to shut in his people, well, he should do it. Here, it doesn’t affect me.”

But Gonzalez, a plant salesman, was skeptical of the wall’s impact. “There are going to be people who will cross by boat, airplane, tunnel, submarine,” he said, adding that in the past five years he’s seen a decrease in the number of people crossing the border near his home.

Maria Elena Valenzuela, 40, who was born in San Diego and grew up on both sides of the Tijuana border, had a stronger reaction to the prototypes. “They’re horrible,” she said.

Valenzuela’s grandfather worked for the railroads in the United States. Her father was a guest worker, or bracero, in California. And she worked as a high school teacher and administrator at schools across California.

 

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Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/[:es]TIJUANA, Baja California.- Después de más de treinta días de secado en la fabricación de los prototipos de muros fronterizos inician las pruebas técnicas para determinar cuál es la mejor opción para llevar al cabo la construcción en la franja fronteriza.

El miércoles 29 de noviembre, iniciaron los trabajos de lo que es considerado como la segunda etapa para determinar cuál de los 8 prototipos es el elegido para la construcción final del muro.

 

Por los próximos 60 días las estructuras de 10 metros de altura serán  expuestas a una serie de pruebas para determinar su resistencia a prueba de golpes, así como a perforaciones para después realizar una evaluación por parte del cuerpo técnico del Departamento de Aduanas y Patrulla Fronteriza para finalmente decidir cuál es el modelo a construir, puede que se determine por uno de los ocho prototipos o por una combinación de ellos.

Esta especialistas realizaron una evaluación de los materiales y resistencia de estos, mientras que en el Congreso Norteamericano aún no se ha determinado el monto económico que se destinara a la implementación de estos, ya que aunque en comisiones se aprobó un presupuesto de más de 10 mil millones de dólares aun el dictamen a no sido aprobado por el pleno del Congreso Estadounidense.

Fuente: https://psn.si/[:]

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