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South border

Frontera Sur from Prometeo Lucero on Vimeo.

(Subtitiled version of «Frontera Sur» multimedia project).

The most difficult route for central America migrants into the United States begins in El Naranjo, Guatemala, where they travel six hours in a boat from San Pedro River that ends in La Palma, Tabasco, where they walk 32 km (105 000 ft) during many hours into Tenosique.

Some of them arrive to «La 72» migrants shelter or sleep in the train tracks, waiting for the departure into the north. In this path, they find obstacles, from government authorities such as police and migration agents, to organised crime members. Women are the most vulnerable to sexual attacks.

This project was edited during the workshop «Violence and Society in Latin America», from Fundacion Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano in San Salvador, with the help of Donna de Cessare and workshop assistants.