Mexico City: Caravan of Central American Mothers Protests US Embassy

Central American mothers who have lost children on the dangerous migratory route arrive at the U.S. embassy in Mexico City to protest policies that have led to their children’s disappearance.


The Caravan of Central American Mothers are a group of women from various countries in the region who have lost children after they dissappeared while travelling the dangerous route to the United States.Photo:Reuters
Travelling the routes frequently taken by migrants, they spread pamphlets, raise awareness, and hold protests while combing through towns, bars, graveyards, prisons and boarding houses for their missing children.
Travelling the routes frequently taken by migrants, they spread pamphlets, raise awareness, and hold protests while combing through towns, bars, graveyards, prisons and boarding houses for their missing children.
“Migrants are international workers,” the protesters chant holding portraits of their missing children.
“Migrants are international workers,” the protesters chant holding portraits of their missing children.Photo:Reuters
“Our children leave to go the United States in search of work and to flee the violence. We know of authorities who beat the migrants on their journey; in addition to organised crime, we are talking about authorised crime,” says Ana Zelaya, a Salvadoran woman who has spent 14 years looking for her son and 12 years taking part in the caravan, according to Equal Times.
“Our children leave to go the United States in search of work and to flee the violence. We know of authorities who beat the migrants on their journey; in addition to organised crime, we are talking about authorised crime,” says Ana Zelaya, a Salvadoran woman who has spent 14 years looking for her son and 12 years taking part in the caravan, according to Equal Times.Photo:Reuters
Not only searching for their children, the Caravan also protests against the policies of Mexico and the United States that cause institutional violence against their children.
Not only searching for their children, the Caravan also protests against the policies of Mexico and the United States that cause institutional violence against their children.Photo:Reuters
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