La tragedia de migrantes centroamericanos en México
La bestia, la tragedia de migrantes centroamericanos en Mexico (The Beast, The Tragedy of Central
American migrants in Mexico) is a book in Spanish that expands the documentary "The Beast". The
book exposes in detail the difficulties, the dangers and the feelings thousands of human beings who
leave their home countries in Central America face in their dangerous journey.
They travel through one of the most risky and violent routes in the world for undocumented
immigrants as they cross through Mexico on top of "la bestia" (or the beast), as the perilous freight
trains they ride to try to make it to the United States are called.
Journalist, filmmaker and author Pedro Ultreras (7 Soles, 2007) makes use of the profuse material
he produced during and after the shooting of his documentary "The Beast", and transfers it to a
deeper dimension, narrating the adventures, the hazards and the deeds these migrants and himself
-as he also rides "the beast" along migrants- go through on the dreadful journey they follow in
pursuit of an economic prosperity that often leads them to a tragic outcome of their plans.
La bestia, la tragedia de migrantes centroamericanos en Mexico is a well-documented book that
serves as a historical record of the most recent events about of the phenomenon of Central
American migration, as well as gathers the testimonies of the migrants he meets along the
"migrant's route", presenting his chilling interviews with men and women who desperately seek to
reach the U.S.
In this book, Ultreras presents a summary of the 2010 atrocious mass massacre of migrants in
Mexico, the 2011 dramatic caravan of Central American family members seeking their missing
relatives in Mexico, as well as a brief analysis of the first ever immigration law the Mexican
government enacted in the wake of the mass killings of migrants. La bestia, la tragedia de
migrantes centroamericanos en Mexico is profusely enriched with photographs taken by the author.
Author: Pedro Ultreras
Title: La bestia, la tragedia de migrantes centroamericanos en México
Prologue:Alejandro Solalinde Guerra
Preface: Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria
Pages: 226 (with black & white photographs
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