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14 kidnapped Central American migrants found in Mexico

14 kidnapped Central American migrants found in Mexico | Mexico | Scoop.it
As a group of mothers from Honduras, Guatemala and other countries travels across Mexico in search of missing relatives, the Mexican Navy on Monday announced it had freed 14 Central Americans kidnapped by suspected drug traffickers.
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This picture shows the migrants riding the train to cross Mexico's border. I'm shocked on how much migrants are on this one train. As you can see there's so many migrants that it covers the whole top of the train. This photo also shows the migrants shirts are dirty meaning they haven't taken a shower in a long time. It's hard to believe migrants try to cross the border, and make this long journey even when it is so rough on them.

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Crossing Mexico's Other Border - YouTube

When traveling from Central America to the United States through Mexico, immigrants are forced to battle drug cartels, corrupt police officers, and human tra...
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In this video you get to see the viewpoint of migrants from Central America, and what they do to cross the border to escape their countries. It explains that migrants leave to go U.S. bound because they want a job to support their families, or they want to find a loved one that's already in the U.S. Also, this video shows migrants riding "The Beast", talks about the dangers of crossing the border, and the determination of these migrants. The video has certain section talking about different dangers of crossing the border. One of the dangers includes how women migrants are more likely to be kidnapped and used for human-trafficking. Even though they want a better life for themselves criminals see them as something they can sell for money, and they don't see them as people. They target migrants because no one will look for them and complain. Another danger was the freight train, and how people lose their limbs or life to it. One bright side though was a priest that helped migrants that got off the train, and helped feed and give them shelter. Also, another danger was the gangsters that robbed migrants and stole their clothes so migrants would be too ashamed to look for help naked. The last danger was the corrupt cops that beat people up during the journey.

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Honduras to Mexico

Honduras to Mexico | Mexico | Scoop.it
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If you are traveling from Honduras to Mexico legally it will be a awesome journey. There is amazing food, lovely weather, and cool places to see. One thing you have to watch out is the gangs or people because if they see that you are flashing your money they will try to rob you. If you are traveling illegally then you will be in a dangerous journey. The train that takes you to Mexico can kill you or the gangs that see you on the train can kill you. So hopefully your traveling legally and make sure you plan ahead so you don't get lost in a place that's full of gangs.

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Nuevo Laredo

Nuevo Laredo | Mexico | Scoop.it
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For this organizational website it’s about the Casa del Migrante “Nazareth” in the Diocese of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas (on the border with Laredo, Texas). This shelter was created in response to the high level of migrants passing through the area in the past few decades. The shelter and local church work hard to provide food, medical care, and lodging for the migrants passing through. This shelter’s viewpoint toward migrants is “as they deserve, as persons with rights and dignity,” as enumerated by Bishop Ricardo Watty Urquidi. This means that they view migrants as human beings, and migrants deserve a place to sleep and eat because they don’t have anything from this long journey they just had. This organization doesn’t just help provide necessities for migrants they also go out of their way and protest. They protest by doing marches, and petitions to the Mexican government to help the migrants traveling. Even though there is much to still do for migrants this organizations needs donations because they need money for food and other expenses. One thing they want to use the money for is to build four bathrooms because there are so many migrants and few bathrooms.

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Coyotes

Coyotes | Mexico | Scoop.it
The compelling adventure of a young writer who poses as a Mexican wetback to discover the hardships, fear and camaraderie of illegal alie...
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If i was likely to read another book like Enrique's Journey this would be the one. Not only is this book about crossing the border, but it's about a journalist that goes undercover as a migrant and takes the journey on his own. This book is so interesting because in "Enrique's Journey" the journalist didn't actually complete the full journey and stop at hotel's. In this book it says that the journalist does the full journey as a migrant and that is why it interests me.

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Enrique's Journey

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In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves un...
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Enrique’s Journey is a nonfiction book wrote by a news reporter. She started off the book on at her house with her maid. From her maid she got her inspiration to research why and how people leave their home country to come to America. Throughout the book she explains who she interviews, the places she went, and even some places she slept at. While she was trying to find out what it was like she found a boy named Enrique and wanted to write about his journey to America. Enrique’s mother left him when he is 5 years to go to America and raise enough to feed her children. Since his mother left him throughout his life he started being bad, he took drugs, hung out late at night, and got kicked out of his grandma’s house. These situations left him with no choice, but to make a journey to America to find his mom. This journey is not easy because he has escaped the “Train of Death” 8 times, been deported 7 times, been robbed by police officers, been robbed by gangs, witnessed death, witnessed loss of limbs, and witnessed kind people. Finally, he makes it to Nuevo Laredo where he calls his mother to buy him a smuggler for $1200 to get across the U.S border, and to North Carolina where she lives. This book didn’t just end there because it explains Enrique’s girlfriend Maria’s feelings. The feeling of getting left behind by Enrique when she is pregnant, and also throughout the story explains the life of Enrique’s mom Lourde.

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Global Warming Means More Mexican Immigration?

Global Warming Means More Mexican Immigration? | Mexico | Scoop.it
As global warming withers Mexican harvests, U.S. might see bumper crops of immigrants, according to a new study of climate change and Mexican immigration.
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This photo relates to Enrique's Journey because Enrique had to sleep on top of a moving train to cross the border like these people. This photo is so shocking to see because these migrants travel on a dangerous train that could kill them if they slip off. It's crazy to think that even children ride on this train like Enrique and like in the photo there's no room to sleep. Also, it's hard to believe that these migrants will ride on this train knowing the dangers just to cross the border.

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Death toll in Mexico train crash reaches 12.

EFE World News Service

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This article explains the "La Bestia" (The Beast), which is a freight train that deserves the nickname. This train goes northbound that is why migrants decide to get on this train, and pass the border. They do this at the risk of losing their legs, arms, or even their life to get to America. Central American migrants headed for the United States ride on top of the freight train or in open-air wagons, with hundreds of people sometimes clinging to the train's cars, and that is why it is so dangerous. It is dangerous because they could lose their grip of the train and fall to their death. Also, since they have to hop on to a moving train sometimes they don't grip on well to the train so they end up slipping, and getting their limbs caught on to the bottom of the train causing loss of limbs. Twelve people that were on the freight train derailed around 3:00 a.m. Sunday outside Huimanguillo, a city near Tabasco's border with Veracruz state. Out of these 12 people that were on the train, 7 were Honduran migrants that were heading to the U.S.

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Police corruption widely accepted in Mexico, experts say.

EFE World News Service

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When thinking of cops you would never think of corruption, but this article says differently. This article says that corruption is well known, and even widely accepted in Mexico. Police offers use corruption as a private gain for them selves, and since most of the corruption is widely accepted they rarely get caught. Luckily, two police officers were arrested for renting their patrol cars, firearms, and even their uniforms to criminals that staged a robbery. Surprisingly this isn’t the only the only occasion that that’s happened because some cops do that all the time, and get away with it. Also, members of law enforcement agencies engaged in fighting Mexico's drug cartels are more likely to become involved in corrupt practices. In this article it states that there is an estimate of 200 million acts of corruption in Mexico per year, and that values about 2.35 billion dollars.

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100 Migrants robbed aboard train in southern Mexico

EFE World News Service, Dec 4, 2013. Reading Level (Lexile):1310

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       Migrants that are crossing the border to get closer to America have to face a lot of things, but one thing they fear is the gangs. In this article it shows how gruesome gangs are because the gangs know that migrants ride on trains to cross borders, so they attack the trains. On a Monday at 2:00 am 10 assailants that were armed stopped a freight train. This gang that attacked put logs on the track so that the train would stop in order to get enough time to attack the migrants. 400 people were riding on the train and out of that 400 people 100 got attacked. They were beaten by flat sides of machetes, and even got robbed of what little they had. By the time the assault was over the migrants that were beaten got stripped of almost everything, they only had their underwear. The people that did this got away and are still on the loose. Police officials were notified, but by then they were too late because the 2 victims that got away had to take a bus back to notify police.

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