In Chiapas and Oaxaca states,
Mexico travelling by road --especially buses and collective taxis --is difficult
and dangerous for immigrants who, in addition to jailing and deportation,
face organized extortion, theft, rape, assault, kidnapping, and even murder
at the hands of private, government, and police officials.
Railyard. "Antonio", from Guatemala waits for a train headed east.
After many years as a worker in California, he is fluent in English. Unlike
the vast majority of immigrants on the trains, his trip will terminate in Cancun,
Mexico where his English skills make him an ideal employee in the service sector
that caters largely to foreigners.