L U C E O »
prev
next
Display Options

Archive: Immigration(311 images)

| Slideshow | RSS RSS
Images of Central American immigration through Mexico. Immigrants from Central America bound for the U.S. travel on one of the most dangerous routes in the northern hemisphere, risking life and limb, crossing from Guatemala on a raft, walking nearly 150 miles, before boarding freight trains headed north.
  • Dismembered immigrants, mostly those wounded by train-related accidents or gang violence along the immigration route, eat at 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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • 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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • .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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • 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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Pictures of immigrants dismembered by the trains they hop to reach the United States on a wall 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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Doña Olga Sanchez talks to a patient through a window at 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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Donar Antonio Ramírez Espinas, 38, of Honduras wraps one of his two stumps in gauze before fitting his prosthetic leg to it.  Espinas lost both legs beneath a freight train on his attempt to reach the United States when he dozed off, falling into the wheels...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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Patients at 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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Dismembered immigrants, mostly those wounded by train-related accidents or gang violence along the immigration route, eat at 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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Donar Antonio Ramírez Espinas, 38, of Honduras wraps one of his two stumps in gauze before fitting his prosthetic leg to it.  Espinas lost both legs beneath a freight train on his attempt to reach the United States when he dozed off, falling into the wheels...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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Dismembered immigrants, mostly those wounded by train-related accidents or gang violence along the immigration route, eat at 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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Donar Antonio Ramírez Espinas, 38, of Honduras wraps one of his two stumps in gauze before fitting his prosthetic leg to it.  Espinas lost both legs beneath a freight train on his attempt to reach the United States when he dozed off, falling into the wheels...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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Donar Antonio Ramírez Espinas, 38, of Honduras wraps one of his two stumps in gauze before fitting his prosthetic leg to it.  Espinas lost both legs beneath a freight train on his attempt to reach the United States when he dozed off, falling into the wheels...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.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Municipal dump, Tapachula, Mexico.  ..Workers as young as five sort garbage for recyclable material.  Many workers are contracted from Guatemala to do undesirable and low wage work.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • An estimated 1000 immigrants on board a freight train as it winds north out of Arriaga, Mexico...Arriaga, Chiapas to Ixtapec, Oaxaca.  After Hurricane Stan, the southernmost point in Mexico to catch a freight train headed north is Arriaga, Chiapas.  The route runs north to Ixtapec, Oaxaca, passing through a relatively treacherous stretch of rail in an area called La Ventosa (Windy) where seasonal coastal winds draw westward from the mountains to the sea with enough force to overturn semi trailers, high tension electricity towers, and freight trains.  At Ixtapec, the freight line cuts eastward into Veracruz state before again heading north to Mexico City.  From there, several veins carry cargo northward along the Gulf Coast, Pacific Coast, and central routes, arriving near most of the major crossing points with the United States.  Assuming no hang-ups, immigrants expect to spend roughly two weeks making a series of nearly 30 train changes before reaching the final --and relatively small --hurdle at the US border.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Municipal dump, Tapachula, Mexico.  ..Workers as young as five sort garbage for recyclable material.  Many workers are contracted from Guatemala to do undesirable and low wage work.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Municipal dump, Tapachula, Mexico.  ..Workers as young as five sort garbage for recyclable material.  Many workers are contracted from Guatemala to do undesirable and low wage work.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • An estimated 1000 immigrants on board a freight train as it winds north out of Arriaga, Mexico...Arriaga, Chiapas to Ixtapec, Oaxaca.  After Hurricane Stan, the southernmost point in Mexico to catch a freight train headed north is Arriaga, Chiapas.  The route runs north to Ixtapec, Oaxaca, passing through a relatively treacherous stretch of rail in an area called La Ventosa (Windy) where seasonal coastal winds draw westward from the mountains to the sea with enough force to overturn semi trailers, high tension electricity towers, and freight trains.  At Ixtapec, the freight line cuts eastward into Veracruz state before again heading north to Mexico City.  From there, several veins carry cargo northward along the Gulf Coast, Pacific Coast, and central routes, arriving near most of the major crossing points with the United States.  Assuming no hang-ups, immigrants expect to spend roughly two weeks making a series of nearly 30 train changes before reaching the final --and relatively small --hurdle at the US border.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Municipal dump, Tapachula, Mexico.  ..Workers as young as five sort garbage for recyclable material.  Many workers are contracted from Guatemala to do undesirable and low wage work.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Municipal dump, Tapachula, Mexico.  ..Workers as young as five sort garbage for recyclable material.  Many workers are contracted from Guatemala to do undesirable and low wage work.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Municipal dump, Tapachula, Mexico.  ..Workers as young as five sort garbage for recyclable material.  Many workers are contracted from Guatemala to do undesirable and low wage work.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Municipal dump, Tapachula, Mexico.  ..Workers as young as five sort garbage for recyclable material.  Many workers are contracted from Guatemala to do undesirable and low wage work.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Municipal dump, Tapachula, Mexico.  ..Workers as young as five sort garbage for recyclable material.  Many workers are contracted from Guatemala to do undesirable and low wage work.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • Municipal dump, Tapachula, Mexico.  ..Workers as young as five sort garbage for recyclable material.  Many workers are contracted from Guatemala to do undesirable and low wage work.
    Archive_Imm...JPG
  • An estimated 1000 immigrants on board a freight train as it winds north out of Arriaga, Mexico...Arriaga, Chiapas to Ixtapec, Oaxaca.  After Hurricane Stan, the southernmost point in Mexico to catch a freight train headed north is Arriaga, Chiapas.  The route runs north to Ixtapec, Oaxaca, passing through a relatively treacherous stretch of rail in an area called La Ventosa (Windy) where seasonal coastal winds draw westward from the mountains to the sea with enough force to overturn semi trailers, high tension electricity towers, and freight trains.  At Ixtapec, the freight line cuts eastward into Veracruz state before again heading north to Mexico City.  From there, several veins carry cargo northward along the Gulf Coast, Pacific Coast, and central routes, arriving near most of the major crossing points with the United States.  Assuming no hang-ups, immigrants expect to spend roughly two weeks making a series of nearly 30 train changes before reaching the final --and relatively small --hurdle at the US border.
    Archive_Imm...JPG


prev
next