The state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico is still recovering from the strongest earthquake to hit the country in a century. The epicenter of the damage occurred on the main route that Central American migrants travel on to the US, complicating their journey north.
Most Central American migrants who cross with their children are not given asylum and the right to stay legally in the US. This mother says the consequence of the judge’s decision isn’t just documents, though. It’s life or death.
The activity, aimed at rolling back the gang's visible presence in the town, added to a raft of government measures taken in recent weeks to hem in MS-13 and Calle 18, the two main rival gangs, and various smaller organizations.