La Bestia

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La Bestia

 

 

As many as half a million undocumented Central American immigrants annually hop aboard freight trains known as “La Bestia” on their clandestine trip through Mexico to the USA.

If you are not listed anywhere – you are hidden from the view. Half million undocumented individuals a year create open and easy market for illegal lucrative businesses run by organized crime groups. According to unofficial statistics, seventy thousands of train riders are gone missing every year on the way to the land that nobody have promised them. 

I have followed them through the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Sinaloa and Chihuahua to document their journey.