Migrants are now drowning off the coast of Mexico, too

3/27/2017 Quartz

Sediment_in_the_Gulf_of_Mexico_(2)Northbound immigrants making their way to the US through Central America are taking to the sea to avoid tougher border enforcement in Mexico.

The exodus by sea of migrants from Guatemala to Mexico is not as complicated nor as big as the in the movement of Middle Eastern and African refugees traveling through the Mediterranean to get to Europe, but it can be just as deadly, newspaper El País reports (link in Spanish.)

Migrants funneling through Mexico en route to the US had in the past relied on “La Bestia,” or the beast, a cargo train on which they rode as stowaways. The nickname was warranted—those who boarded it risked life and limb by traveling on the train’s roof or hanging in between the carriages.

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