The Real Life Risks Guatemala Immigrants Take to Make It to America

Thousands of Guatemalans risk lives to enter US: Paul Beban speaks with migrants who took the dangerous trek from Guatemala in hopes of a gaining a new life.

Posted by Al Jazeera America on Monday, September 21, 2015

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Risking Life and Limb

As gang violence and poverty ravages much of Central America, the flow of migrants from countries such as Guatemala and Honduras continues to pour into southern Mexico – with hopes of crossing into the U.S.

“You work and work and don’t get anywhere,” Guatemalan migrant Angel told Al Jazeera America. “In the U.S., there are good and bad things, you’re always working, but you get dollars.”

Many migrants literally risk their lives and limbs in hope of escaping the murderers and violence that plague their country, often embarking on the treacherous journey above the infamous migrant train, La Bestia.

View Al Jazeera’s whole report as it investigates the affects the impending migrant crisis has on Central American migrants trying desperately to cross multiple borders.

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