On the road
Each year, about 300,000 undocumented Central Americans cross Mexico as an attempt to reach the United States. This trip, about 4,000 kilometers, is traveled mostly by the way of the back of a freight train known as " The Beast". Kidnappings, murders, rapes and amputations caused by the train wheels are an everyday occurrence on this trip and has led to the humanitarian crisis seen.
(This project culminated in the book "On the Road" and "Migrants Who Do Not Matter" and the documentary "Mary in No Man's Land ").
"This is the most difficult place to pass."
These are the third class migrants, those that don't matter, those traveling in train, those that cross Mexico without a 'coyote'.
Jessica left Honduras in the middle of 2008 while pregnant. She gave birth to her daughter while crossing Mexico.
"¡Whore, Whore, you are going to learn, you are a lousy central american and here you are worth nothing!"
"We would have to extend the net to the sea if we wanted to hang a cross for every dead person of this desert."
"Those people only look for work, a better life, but I cannot let them go through."