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.
Colombian prostitutes sit and wait for the customers.
Colombian coyotes and a Cuban illegal migrant walk in the jungle during the trip from Colombia to Panama.
Panama - Costa Rica border.
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.
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.
A Colombian illegal migrant sleeps at  the Chinese restaurant during the trip to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.
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.
Maria, a Colombian illegal migrant, taking a nap in the afternoon at the detention center.
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.
A photograph of an illegal migrant who has been missing during his trip to U.S.
An illegal migrant family lie on the railway track while waiting for a cargo train to go to northern border of Mexico.
An illegal migrant rides on the cargo train during the night.
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 walk along with the railway track to ride on a cargo train that brings them to the 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.
A group of illegal migrants trying to cross Rio Grande river, the border river river between U.S and Mexico.
Rio Grande river, the border river between U.S and Mexico.