Jeoffrey Guillemard : Southern Border
“The US border begins in southern Mexico.” This is how Central American migrants talk of their journey to reach the American dream. Everything begins at the border of Mexico and Guatemala on makeshift rafts launched on the Suchiate River. They must then walk for days before venturing on “La Bestia” (The Beast), the famous freight train that crosses the country. Alone or in a caravan, despite the length of the journey and the many dangers, thousands of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala take this route every day to escape the gangs and violence that are afflicting their respective countries. They lose their money, their dignity and sometimes even life.
This long-running reportage began with the inauguration of US President Donald Trump in 2017.