MIGRATION: A Central American Odyssey


Sonia Nazario travels atop the train known as “la bestia” to document the travails of young Central American migrants attempting to rejoin their parents in the United States.

At an age when many American children are devouring the latest sci-fi book, enjoying their first sleepover with friends, or being tucked in at night by a comforting parent, a growing number of young migrants are traveling solo, clinging to the tops of trains bound for el Norte.

Sarah Yolanda McClure
Publication date: 
August 22, 2013
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article