Central American migrants in Mexico encounter horrible abuse and death en route to the U.S.

March 27, 2012

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Courtesy of Marcela Zamora Chamorro)
'Maria in Nobody's Land' follows three Salvadoran women as they migrate through Mexico.

Central American migrants who intend to reach the U.S. usually transit Mexico without a visa. They face the risk of being raped, kidnapped, disappeared or assassinated. Ten months ago, Mexican legislators signed into law a bill that promised a new immigration regime that’s more just and humane.

Since passed into law, the bill hasn’t been adopted into code by the country's National Institute of Migration, and nothing has become of it. Worldview is joined by Father Alejandro Solalinde, director of a center in Oaxaca, Mexico that helps migrants from Central America travel to the U.S., and Cristian Pineda Flores, an artist who uses his work to broaden awareness about the plight of migrants. Marcela Zamora, the Salvadoran filmmaker who directed Maria en Tierra de Nadie (Maria from Nobody’s Land), also joins the conversation.

Trailer for Marcela Zamora's Maria en Tierra de Nadie:

María en tierra de nadie / María in nobody´s land from Marcela Zamora Chamorro on Vimeo.