Solito Solita

Author: Steven Mayers
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608466205
Size: 72.48 MB
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They are a mass migration of thousands, yet each one travels alone. Solito, Solita (Alone, Alone) is an urgent collection of oral histories that tells—in their own words—the story of young refugees fleeing countries in Central America and traveling for hundreds of miles to seek safety and protection in the United States. Fifteen narrators describe why they fled their homes, what happened on their dangerous journeys through Mexico, how they crossed the borders, and for some, their ongoing struggles to survive in the United States. In an era of fear, xenophobia, and outright lies, these stories amplify the compelling voices of migrant youth. What can they teach us about abuse and abandonment, bravery and resilience, hypocrisy and hope? They bring us into their hearts and onto streets filled with the lure of freedom and fraught with violence. From fending off kidnappers with knives and being locked in freezing holding cells to tearful reunions with parents, Solito, Solita’s narrators bring to light the experiences of young people struggling for a better life across the border. This collection includes the story of Adrián, from Guatemala City, whose mother was shot to death before his eyes. He refused to join a gang, rode across Mexico atop cargo trains, crossed the US border as a minor, and was handcuffed and thrown into ICE detention on his eighteenth birthday. We hear the story of Rosa, a Salvadoran mother fighting to save her life as well as her daughter’s after death squads threatened her family. Together they trekked through the jungles on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, where masked men assaulted them. We also meet Gabriel, who after surviving sexual abuse starting at the age of eight fled to the United States, and through study, legal support and work, is now attending UC Berkeley.

Mexico On The Loose 1995

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Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
ISBN:
Size: 58.59 MB
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Describes the attractions of each region of Mexico and includes practical travel information

Let S Go

Author: Kenneth Hale-Wehmann
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 23.30 MB
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Mexico Central America Handbook

Author: Sarah Cameron
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780844248387
Size: 20.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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These brand-new or newly updated guides feature the authoritative and detailed coverage characteristic of all Footprint Handbooks. The authors are experts who have lived or worked in the countries they write about, and their prose will inspire readers to enjoy traveling as much as they do. -- Hands down the most current and authoritative resource for maps and vital global information -- Packed with up-to-date information, including highlights of virtually every town and site -- Includes money-saving tips, advice on staying healthy, and anecdotes on local history, culture, customs, and etiquette.