They arrived by Beast. It was the summer of 2011, and Juan and Jose, twin brothers from Honduras, had decided to flee to the United States. Thousands of young Central Americans make the journey every year, riding the roofs of freight trains that chug north through Mexico. The train goes by many names, including the Train of Death, because of its tendency to toss people from its roof and leave them to rot in the Mexican soil. Juan and Jose called it by... More >>>
Police officers and rescue workers stand next to the overturned carriages of a derailed train in Mexico. At least six people were killed when a cargo train nicknamed “La Bestia,” or “The Beast,” on which would-be migrants hitch rides toward the U.S. border, derailed.