For the past three weeks, a group of Mexicans has been traveling across the United States to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis occurring along Central American migration routes. Tens of thousands of Central American and Mexican migrants have disappeared or have been kidnapped over the last seven years while attempting to reach the U.S.-Mexico border, making these migration routes some of the most dangerous in the world.
One of the most recent events occurred during the first week of May, when U.S.-President Barack Obama visited Mexico to discuss trade relations, national security, and immigration policy.
To express their disappointment and outrage, deported migrants, family members and organizations met in front of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City demonstrating for an inclusive and just immigration reform in the United States and to stop attacks on migrants and migrant rights defenders in Mexico
Marta Molina is an independent journalist from Barcelona, Catalunya. She has written about cultural resistance in Brazil and nonviolent resistance in Palestine. Now she is based in Mexico following the steps of the Movement for Peace, Justice and Dignity (MPJD) against the war on drugs, and the movement Yosoy132 for the democratization of media and an authentic democracy in the country.