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Immigration ‘Death Train’ Derails in Mexico, Kills 6

The 'Death Train' en route to Mexico

The ‘Death Train’ en route to Mexico

By JAVIER MANJARRES

Aljazeera/Current TV recently filmed an investigative report into a train named ‘the beast’ that originates in Honduras and transports illegal immigrants through Mexico, where they position themselves to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, in hopes to find work in the United States.

That train has derailed in Mexico, killing 6, and leave many other injured. What is worse, armed Mexican bandits have been extorting, robbing, kidnapping and raping those Central American immigrants trying to make it through Mexico.

Witness accounts offered a close-up look at the horrifying conditions faced by the tens of thousands of Central Americans who cross Mexico in increasing numbers in hopes of finding work in the U.S-Fox Latino

Over the years, countless Mexican and Central American immigrants have fallen prey to the ‘death’ train, many losing limbs, after falling of the top of the railroad cars, and onto the tracks.

The rescue effort continues at the derailment site, where officials expect to find more bodies.



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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, Politico, The Hill, NBC, Wall Street Journal, and other state and national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous TV and radio shows, including being the one of NewsmaxTV's regular commentators. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org

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