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Train of Death

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.

An Immigrant Mother's Struggle To Reunite With Her Unaccompanied Minor Son

Posted 11.06.2011 | Latino Voices

Lilian Cortez held a single red rose as she nervously waited at Los Angeles International airport waiting to see her son. She hadn't seen him since sh...