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La Bestia Mexico

Migrants Ride a ‘Train of Death' to Get to America & We're Ignoring the Root of the Problem

Homero Aridjis | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Homero Aridjis

The evening news in Mexico regularly features footage of a ramshackle freight train known as La Bestia (The Beast) making its way across the country bearing a cargo of illegal immigrants trying to reach the United States's southern border. One can see hundreds of men, women and children perched on the roof, crammed between the boxcars, clinging to the sides.