The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail

The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail


sooner or later many years ago, 300 migrants have been abducted between the distant wilderness cities of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. a neighborhood priest got 120 published, many with damaged ankles and different marks of abuse, however the rest vanished. Óscar Martínez, a young writer from El Salvador, used to be in Altar soon after the kidnapping, and his account of the migrant disappearances is only one of the harrowing tales he garnered from years spent touring up and down the migrant path from Central America and around the US border. More than 1 / 4 of one million Central Americans make this increasingly dangerous trip every year, and each year as many as 20,000 of them are kidnapped.

Martínez writes in powerful, unforgettable prose approximately clinging to the tops of freight trains; discovering respite, work and worry in shelters and brothels; and driving shotgun with the border patrol. Illustrated with stunning full-color pictures, The Beast is the first publication to make clear the cruel new reality of the migrant path within the age of the narcotraficantes.

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