The caravan

Central American migrants traveling to the United States is a longtime phenomenon. Over the past decade, there’s been a rise in the number of families and unaccompanied children crossing the US-Mexico border. Most of them, people fleeing extreme violence, insecurity and poverty coming from the Northern Triangle of Central America — Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. But it was until 2018, with its massive caravans and the attention of US President Donald Trump that they became visible.

 

Born out of the necessity of a safe passage through Mexico, where migrants are exposed to all kinds of abuse by gangs, organized crime, smugglers and even authorities in a perilous journey to reach the United States border. Traveling out in the open, as part of a large group of people that can’t simply be grabbed or disappeared, assured them with some sort of protection to start their exodus.

 

The Caravan documents the journey of thousands of Central American migrants traveling in large groups on self-called caravans to the United States in hopes of a better life; the challenges they lived on their journey through Mexico, the difficulties faced once they reach the US – Mexico border and finally, the struggle and desperation to cross by any means the physical border barriers to pursuit their American dream.

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Guillermo Arias