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No not the current governor sadly.

A former Governor of Arizona Raul Castro was detained by the Border Patrol due to a medical device triggering the passive inspection.

He a was allowed entry after having to prove not only was he once The Governor of the state he was in, but was not the current leader of Cuba.

Sadly he never left the state but was swept up in an internal checkpoint.

The trip began late in the morning of June 12, with Doan driving Castro, a former ambassador to three countries as well as ex-governor, from his home in Nogales to a birthday lunch at the Mountain Oyster Club in Tucson.

Or was it the nation’s oldest living ex-governor, Raul Castro (photo,right), 96, who was detained at a border patrol checkpoint in the brutal Arizona morning heat after agents found he posed a “radiation risk” following his heart pacemaker operation?

Castro, Arizona governor from 1975-1977, was being driven to a birthday lunch by a family friend when the pair were stopped on June 12. Castro was detained for a half hour on highway I-19 in Arizona in 97-degree heat. He repeatedly requested to be allowed to sit in his air-conditioned car rather than the outdoor tent (photo, left) equipped with  a fan to blow 97-degree hot desert air and sand.

Since he informed agents his name was Raul Castro, officers had to check whether he was actually the new ruler of Cuba, and kid brother  (photo, below) of brutal tracksuit -sporting semi-retired Communist dictator Fidel Castro. These brave agents may have stopped a reverse Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuban viejitos armed with tennis ball-tipped walkers.

Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 09:47 AM PDT.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks, Barriers and Bridges, and RaceGender DiscrimiNATION.

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