Raul Castro at Jan Brewer Inauguration in January 2011
Former Arizona Governor Held at Border Checkpoint
By Samantha Leal | 07/06/2012 - 17:00

Raul Castro, a 96-year-old former Arizona governor and U.S. diplomat, was held at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in stifling heat after his pacemaker set off a radiation sensor. 

Castro, who was the first Hispanic governor of Arizona, says he wasn't mistreated, but that agents could have been more sensitive to his condition. Castro has said he was held for 40 to 45 minutes in 100-degree heat; the federal agency said it lasted 10 minutes.


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