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Invisible victims: Migrants on the move in Mexico | by Amnesty International
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Invisible victims: Migrants on the move in Mexico

Donar Ramírez Espiral in the 'Jesus el Buen Pastor del Pobre y el Migrante' shelter in Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, 23 June 2009.

 

Donar Ramírez Espiral left Honduras in 2004. His dream of reaching the USA was shattered when he fell off a train and lost both of his lower legs. When Amnesty International met him, he had been living in a shelter in Tapachula, Chiapas state, for five years. The Jesus el Buen Pastor del Pobre y el Migrante shelter was founded by Olga Sánchez Martínez, a local volunteer, in order to provide a place where migrants who have lost limbs after falling off freight trains can recuperate.

 

© Amnesty International (Photo: Ricardo Ramírez Arriola)

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Taken on November 3, 2010