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A man who suffered a head injury after apparently falling from a train waits in a hospital bed in the Buen Pastor Shelter in Tapachula, Mexico. ..The Buen Pastor shelter sits on the outskirts of Tapachula, Mexico.  Turning down a dirt road from the main thoroughfare, the scent of burning trash fills the car.  Dust covers the wide leafed tropical vegetation lining the road, which becomes more pastoral after passing the smoldering trash.  Turning right, the car comes to a stop on the gravel parking lot of Doña Olga Sanchez's brightly colored green and white shelter for immigrants injured and mutilated on their respective journeys north.  Most of the immigrants have been injured by the train after ending up beneath tons of roaring steel slicing its way along the tempered metal track.  A few have been assaulted, cut with machetes by organized gangs reputed for their indiscriminate violence.  ..Sanchez began working with injured immigrants after surviving a bout with cancer.  Initially she ran the shelter from the patio area of her small house in central Tapachula before acquiring enough private donations to construct a more suitable building.  Constructed and maintained by the very immigrants it serves, Sanchez brings a message of hope to those who have had theirs dashed by the same monster they were exploiting in their northward attempt.
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A man who suffered a head injury after apparently falling from a train waits in a hospital bed in the Buen Pastor Shelter in Tapachula, Mexico. ..The Buen Pastor shelter sits on the outskirts of Tapachula, Mexico. Turning down a dirt road from the main thoroughfare, the scent of burning trash fills the car. Dust covers the wide leafed tropical vegetation lining the road, which becomes more pastoral after passing the smoldering trash. Turning right, the car comes to a stop on the gravel...
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