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In Mexico, migrants turn to ‘The Beast’ after highway raids

Central American migrants ride atop a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, Oaxaca State, Mexico, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The once large caravan of about 3,000 people was essentially broken up by an immigration raid on Monday, as migrants fled into the hills, took refuge at shelters and churches or hopped passing freight trains. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) XMC201 XMC201

It's not as if the migrants think the train is safe; they acknowledge the dangers of riding through the darkness perched high atop the freight cars. Just like with increased U.S. border protection, Mexico's increased enforcement efforts push migrants into using more dangerous means of travel.  VIEW

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