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Puerto Rican Prof. Carlos Marcial Torres, during an interview with EFE, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 14, 2017. EFE/JORGE MUÑIZ
Puerto Rican Prof. Carlos Marcial Torres, during an interview with EFE, in San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 14, 2017. EFE/JORGE MUÑIZ

Puerto Rican creates mobile app simulating stopping Trump's US-Mexico wall

The professor said he decided to create the app because of the lack of economic support provided by the Puerto Rican government to local filmmakers to produce…

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Puerto Rican Prof. Carlos Marcial Torres has created a mobile application called "StopTheWall" in which players do everything possible to stop construction of US President Donald Trump's proposed border wall along the US-Mexico frontier.

"The game is 'reactionary.' Reacting to Trump's xenophobic, racist and hate phrases and thoughts. We use technology to combat all that," Marcial Torres, 33, said Wednesday in an interview with EFE.

The app, which can be downloaded free from Apple Store and Google Play, simulates the famous and iconic game Tetris and at the start of the game a drawing of Trump's face appears on the screen.

As a creative endeavor, Marcial Torres added real and - to many - offensive phrases uttered by Trump at different events.

That is why the phrase "Welcome to the world of the media" is heard when "StopTheWall" begins.

And during the game, when the user manages to destroy lines of blocks, one hears phrases such as "The wall just got 10 feet taller" and "I would build a great wall and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me."

Other expressions that may be heard during the game include "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best" and "First of all, I don't believe anything Telemundo says."

And, when the game ends, one hears the phrases "Build that wall, build that wall, build that wall" and "Mexico will pay for the wall, and they're going to be happy about it."

"The immigration issue is one of the most important and significant of the moment, and Trump is one of the most followed guys in the world," Marcial Torres said, referring to the attention being paid to the at times brash and controversial US leader.

The app also includes songs such as "La Cucaracha" and "Cielito Lindo" and, as Marcial Torres said about 500 people in countries such as Taiwan, Australia, the US, Mexico, China, Norway and the United Kingdom have already downloaded the app to their mobile devices.

The professor said he decided to create the app because of the lack of economic support provided by the Puerto Rican government to local filmmakers to produce film projects.

 

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