For fifteen years, a
group of Mexican peasants has been feeding immigrants who cling to the freight
trains that pass in front of their fields. Every time that one passes through,
Las Patronas - the name of the group which comes from the village
Las Patronas - that in 2013 received the Mexican National Prize for Human
Rights - are not alone: along the route of this train, nicknamed The Beast, a
network of service centres founded by religious people, diocesan priests and
lay people, to help the immigrants, mostly Hondurans, adolescents exhausted
from the journey, raped women, adults stabbed by traffickers or
maimed by the train. There are around 400,000 people each year who pass through
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