In the Mexican village of La Patrona, near Amatlán de Los Reyes in the state of Veracruz, a group of women helps migrants from Central America on their long and perilous journey aboard the freight trains heading to the United States. Las patronas (literally translated as the “bosses”) is a local group, set up by a dozen of women living either in La Patrona or the surrounding areas. Since the start of the movement, back in 1995, Norma Romero, the founder, her sisters, daughters and neighbors have all decided to dedicate their life at feeding the passing migrants from the...
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