The Right to Grow Old:
Honduran Displacement in Mexico
Migration is born as a result of different rights becoming elusive in 21st century Honduras: the right to housing, the right to a dignified source of income, and more recently, the right to grow old. The ongoing series attempts to answer why Hondurans have taken to the US-bound migrant route, where they come from, how they do it, what happens when they cross into other countries, the threats they face along the route, what life is like for those who succeed and what happens to Hondurans who return willingly or otherwise.
This particular chapter deals with the increasing number of Hondurans caught in Mexican limbo. Between the United States' increased border bluster and Mexico's anti-migrant campaign, the transit country has turned into a long haul grind. Yet still the horrors that happened on the migrant route that spread through word of mouth, are a better alternative to staying in Honduras; a country its citizens consider a collapsed. What follows are the stories of Hondurans as they walk through Mexico's southern border, risking their lives atop trains and wilderness, bracing to cross into the United States at the US-MEX border.