Central American migrants attempt arduous voyage thru Mexico to US by John Moore
Thousands of migrants have died, often without a trace, on their journey to the United States, due to violence and thirst. Many have perished riding atop ‘La Bestia’ or The Beast freight train while travelling north. The shelter, called La 72, is run by Fransiscan friars and is the first stop for thousands of Central American immigrants crossing through Mexico to reach the United States. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Top Left: Honduran migrant Blanca Lydia Valenzuela, 61, holds a photo of her son Manuel Hernandez Valenzuela while at a shelter for undocumented immigrants on September 15, 2014 in Tenosique, Mexico. She said she comes to Mexico twice a year to search for her son Manuel, who dissappeared while crossing through Mexico to re-enter the United States in 2003. He had earlier been deported back to Honduras after working in New Orleans for three years.
Top Right: Gloria Francesca Bucato, 22, holds her son Louis Bucato, 1, while taking refuge at a shelter for undocumented immigrants on September 15, 2014 in Tenosique, Mexico. Born in the United States of Honduran parents, she said moved to Honduras as a teen and is now trying to re-enter the U.S. with her Honduran partner and their two Honduran-born children.