The Wider Image: Migrants risk life and limb to jump Mexico trains in rush to border
Migrants, mostly from Venezuela, watch a passing train in the site known as El Basurero, a stretch of land next to a trash dump and the railroad, as they continue their journey to the U.S. border, in Huehuetoca, State of Mexico, Mexico April 28, 2023. For years, mainly Central Americans have crisscrossed Mexico on cargo trains, dubbing them collectively "La Bestia" (The Beast) due to the risk of injury, even death, if they fell off. Migrants are also vulnerable to gangs, cold nights and sweltering days. The latest wave of people are largely poor Venezuelans, including families with small children, mostly aiming to reach Ciudad Juarez, opposite the Texan city of El Paso. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf SEARCH "GONZALEZ GRAF MEXICO TRAIN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.