Almost paradise (2008)
- Illegal migrants' journey from Colombia to U.S -
A map of Central and North America at the Casa de migrantes, the shelter for illegal migrants ran by church. Most of migrants use the Casa de migrantes before they travel.
Colombian coyotes and a Cuban illegal migrant walk in the jungle to Panama. The border area is called Darien and is the battle ground of the leftist guerilla and right wing paramilitary.
A car carries illegal migrants from Panama- Costa Rica border. The trip cost 600 USD to the capital of Costa Rica.
A Colombian woman traveling with a border coyote from Panama - Costa Rica border. She fled Colombia because of the violence by her husband. Now she looks for a well paid job to send money to her 3 children.
A border coyote talks with a Colombian illegal migrant during the trip from Panama- Costa Rica border.
A Colombian illegal migrant traveling with border coyotes from Panama- Costa Rica border. The trip costs 600 USD to the capital of Costa Rica. He is simply looking for abetter life in U.S.
A Colombian illegal migrant sleeps at the Chinese restaurant during the trip to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. The trip costs 600 USD.
Carina, 42 years old Colombian prostitute waiting for customers. She has been living in Costa Rica for 8 years and decided not to go further north. She has 2 daughters in Colombia and is sending money for them.
Maria, a Colombian illegal migrant, taking a nap in the afternoon. She has been arrested by immigration police and detained in the immigration transit center where illegal migrants stay as long as they can until they can buy air ticket to their countries.
Deporter Guatemalans have just arrived at the airport of Guatemala City. There are 3 flights in a week from U.S with full o illegal migrants who have been detained in the U.S.
An advertisement of human trafficker called "Coyote" on the classified section of the biggest newspaper of Guatemala.
A group of illegal migrant waiting for a small boat to smuggle to Mexico from Guatemalan coast. The trip takes 12 hours and sometimes the boats sink during the trip.
A Colombian illegal migrants takes a small boat to smuggle to Mexico from the Guatemalan coast. The trip took 12 hours to reach Mexico. Some illegal migrants pay more than 10.000 USD for their trip to U.S.
Sunset in Buenaventura. Buenaventura is the biggest port in Colombia where most of cargo ships arrive and depart.
An illegal migrant family lie on the railway track while waiting for a cargo train to go to northern border of Mexico. Many parents travel with their children despite the risk they have on the way. On the way in Mexico is notorious for Maras, radical gan
An illegal migrant practice to ride on the cargo train during the night. They have to ride on the moving cargo train to reach U.S - Mexico border.07
A group of Illegal migrants from El Salvador lie on the railway track while waiting for a cargo train which carries illegal migrants to U.S - Mexico border.
Illegal migrants are waiting for dinner at the Casa del migrantes, migrants shelter, ran by church in Reynosa, a border town between U.S and Mexico. Many illegal migrants stay at Casa del migrantes before crossing the border to U.S.
A group of illegal migrants trying to cross Rio Grande river, the border river river between U.S and Mexico. Some of them had U.S passport before but taken their citizenship away and deported.