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Binational Cavalcade in Columbus

Jesus Mendez of El Paso rides with his 6-year-old son, Jesus Mendez Jr., on Saturday during the annual binational cavalcade event, which commemorates Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Horse riders from Mexico and the U.S. came together at the border and rode into Columbus on Saturday.

The annual binational cavalcade event commemorates Pancho Villa’s cross-border raid on the town in 1916, though the modern day version is described as a gathering of goodwill and friendship – not to mention the longest horse parade in Luna County.

Riders from Mexico and the U.S. arrive in the town of Columbus as part of the cavalcade.

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