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Los migrantes que no importan review Ð 0 ☆ One day a few years ago 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote desert towns of Altar Mexico and Sasabe Arizona A local priest got 120 released many with broken ankles and other marks of abuse but the rest vanished Óscar Martínez a young writer from El Salvador was in Altar soon aPpearances is only one of the harrowing stories he garnered from two years spent traveling up and down the migrant trail from Central America and across the US border More than a uarter of a million Central Americans make this increasingly dangerous journey each year and each year as many as 20000 of them are kidnappedMartínez writes in powe. Oscar Martinez takes us on a trip through Mexico's immigration routes riding the back of The Beast the train from Central America to El Norte and doesn't let us take a step back and look at it from a distance He rides with and talks to those escaping violence those just looking for a better life and those who perpetrate the violence on others He talks to Zetas and Border Patrol Agents coyotes and polleros but most heartbreaking are the stories of those who face maiming accidents robbery extortion rape and murder to try and get to the north We get their voices often with little to no filter and the translation to English does a great job of making the language feel natural This is just great brave first person journalism that tells a story far too few people are aware of and giving voice to those who were voiceless back home and remain so through Mexico and into the United States You will feel angry and sad but you will care about these people and understand them in a way you probably didn't before Highly recommended

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Rful unforgettable prose about clinging to the tops of freight trains; finding respite work and hardship in shelters and brothels; and riding shotgun with the border patrol Illustrated with stunning full color photographs The Beast is the first book to shed light on the harsh new reality of the migrant trail in the age of the narcotraficantes. For me good journalism has the ability to fulfill two basic roles illuminating the darkest corners of our society so we can begin to see what goes on in them; and making things difficult for the corrupt the abusive and the merciless so that things might become a little easier for the needyI don’t think compassion is that useful I don’t think it’s a durable engine for change I see it as a passing sentiment a feeling too easy to forget In Mexico every time we presented the Spanish version of this book I’d say to the audience that my goal was to incite rage Rage is harder to forget Rage is less comfortable than compassion and so useful Rage and indignation these were my objectives in Mexico Now I consider what feelings I hope to incite in an American reader I’m not hoping readers will feel compassion for the men and women who go through this hellish trial in order to wash your plates to cut your grass to make your coffee I hope rather that the book generates respect for these men and women for those who have done something for their families that many of us could hardly find the strength to do

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Los migrantes que no importanOne day a few years ago 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote desert towns of Altar Mexico and Sasabe Arizona A local priest got 120 released many with broken ankles and other marks of abuse but the rest vanished Óscar Martínez a young writer from El Salvador was in Altar soon after the abduction and his account of the migrant disa. This book should be reuired reading for all politicians I was often teary eyed as I read this book yet ultimately horrified at what so many Central American immigrants experience as they journey through Mexico Written by a journalist from El Salvador Oscar Martinez interviews migrants and locals as he experiences the Migrant trail