Mexico Plans to Tame ‘The Beast,’ Cut Migrant Route North

09/03/16 InSight Crime

fence at borderThe Mexican government has announced a new strategy to stop migrants from hopping the infamous north-bound freight train known as “The Beast,” a plan that would cut off a route that has been used by millions of people seeking undocumented entry into the United States.

The Ministry of Communications and Transport (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transporte – SCT) made the plan official via publication in the federal gazette on August 23, the first time the government has laid out a detailed strategy for taming The Beast (La Bestia) since it launched the Southern Border Program in July 2014.

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