After the 2008 economic crisis, immigrating to the United States stopped being a successful model to confront poverty, which is why Central Americans who are able to cross the border now find miserable employment conditions, says priest Pedro Pantoja, director of the organization Frontera con Justicia, in Saltillo, Coahuila. In a long conversation, the religious leaders commented that before, migrants would be paid 10 dollars an hour and are now only getting 3. This edition also covers the cases of four Guatemalan women and two Latin American men missing in Mexican territory. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz Pública from Mexico City.
Guests: (pretaped interviews) Priest Pedro Pantoja, Casa del Migrante y Frontera con Justicia, AC, Saltillo, Coahuila; Milda Quip, Coordinadora Comunitaria de Servicios para la Salud (ACCS), El Quiché, Guatemala. Searching for Elba de Jesús Gutiérrez Zapata, Luis Felipe Morales Sales, the brothers Zoila, Elisa and Primitivo Pérez Velázquez. Justina Hernández, Honduras, and Antonio Soriano Hernández, Honduras;
(taped message) Dr. José Manuel Mireles Valverde, prisoner, CEFERESO, Hermosillo, Sonora.
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