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Surviving ‘La Bestia’ – a student recalls his journey to the U.S.

The gangs and drug-related violence blazing in El Salvador have sent its citizens fleeing across the border, and many of them end up hopping a train nicknamed La Bestia, The Beast, because of the number of people who died falling from it. As thousands of children continue their harrowing escapes to the United States, one South Kern high school student recalls his own journey at eight years-old.  “To this day, José says he prays that these children reach the border safely and improve their circumstances.” Read the full story on South Kern Sol.


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This entry was posted on August 26, 2014 by in Print, South Kern Sol and tagged , , , .

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