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Where are they going? La tierra prometida, ''The promised land,'' The United States - and jobs. ''The trains are for the poorest of the poor,'' says Carlos Miranda, a migration expert in the southern state of Chiapas. ''If they thought they had any other choice, they would take it.'' (Credit Image: © Gary Coronado/Palm Beach Post/zReportage.com/ZUMA)

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Post time 2012-12-6 16:08:48 |Display all floors
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A Central American migrant is thrown from a moving train while trying to jump aboard at Faisan Via, a colonia, in Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico. This is a known spot less than a mile outside of Tenosique, within the city limits, where migrants wait to jump the train headed northwest towards Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. The majority of the Central Americans walk the 55.6 km from the Guatemala border to Tenosique, Mexico..

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Post time 2012-12-6 16:09:51 |Display all floors
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Jose Rulleri Lopez, 35, of Guatemala, Guatemala, walks with Sandra Flores, (24), of Guatemala, carrying a machete on his back for protection from bandits along the rails in Faisan Via, a colonia, in Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico. Faisan VÃ a is a known spot where Central American migrants wait to jump the train. The majority of the Central Americans walk the 55.6 km from the Guatemala border to Tenosique, Mexico. Tapachula is the center of smuggling undocumented immigrants from Central America through Mexico and on to the US. Most of the immigrants raft across the Rio Suchiate, which marks the border between Mexico and Guatemala, and then catch the nightly freight trains that leave Tapachula for the interior of Mexico. Three or four migrants per month are maimed when they fall off the trains. Others are robbed by bandits that haunt the train yards and prey on the migrants..

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Post time 2012-12-6 16:13:59 |Display all floors
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Central American migrants ride the train northwest after jumping on at Faisan Via, Tenosique, Tabasco, towards the Pakalna train station, in Pakalna, located just outside of Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. Tenosique is 55.6 km from the Guatemala border. The majority of the Central Americans walk the 55.6 km from the Guatemala border to Tenosique, Mexico. The poorest of the poor ride the trains from the Guatemala/Mexico border to the US/Mexican border in search of the American dream. Tapachula is the center of smuggling undocumented immigrants from Central America through Mexico and on to the US. Most of the immigrants raft across the Rio Suchiate, which marks the border between Mexico and Guatemala, and then catch the nightly freight trains that leave Tapachula for the interior of Mexico. Three or four migrants per month are maimed when they fall off the trains. Others are robbed by bandits that haunt the train yards and prey on the migrants.

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Post time 2012-12-6 16:15:03 |Display all floors
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Raul Ordonez Martinez, 42, of Colonia Las Mercedes, Comayaguela, Dept. Francisco Morazan Honduras is recovering after having both legs amputated at the Municipal Hospital Emiliano Zapata in Emiliano Zapata, Tabasco, Mexico. Raul had both legs amputed after he tried to jump on a moving train in Tenosique, Tabasco, Mex., April 25, 2006. His hands were sweaty when he grabbed the stairs to a tanker slipping and falling underneath the wheels of the train. Tapachula is the center of smuggling undocumented immigrants from Central America through Mexico and on to the US. Most of the immigrants raft across the Rio Suchiate, which marks the border between Mexico and Guatemala, and then catch the nightly freight trains that leave Tapachula for the interior of Mexico. Three or four migrants per month are maimed when they fall off the trains. Others are robbed by bandits that haunt the train yards and prey on the migrants..

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Post time 2012-12-6 16:15:57 |Display all floors
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Central American migrants jump a moving train near the railway station in Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico.

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