audio by guest tanya isidoro morales
59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)
MEXICO EDITION. Honduran immigrant Pedro Aguilar Venegas lost half of his left leg when he fell off the cargo train known as "La Bestia" or "The Beast." It was raining that night of May 16th, and the engineer had sped up near Apizaco, Tlaxcala to avoid allowing pro-immigrant activists to get on to the train to protest the extorsions and beatings of Central American migrants by railroad workers, city police and immigration agents. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz Pública from Mexico City.
Guests: Tanya Isidoro Morales, activist, Asamblea Popular de Familias Migrantes, Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico; Irineo Mújica Arzate, activist, Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano, Tultitlán, Estado de México, México (pretaped); María Maximina Girón, Madre de Alirio Quiroz, migrante desaparecido en Tamaulipas, México en 2009, Sonares, Honduras (pretaped).