They’re chasing the American dream. But first, many migrant women face a Mexican nightmare. Increasingly, Central American women crossing through Mexico to the United States become victims of sexual assault. Some women choose to sell their bodies for safe passage, but others aren’t given a choice. Migrant shelter directors told Fusion 80% of Central American women who make the journey to the U.S. are raped in Mexico. Investigative producer Erin Siegal McIntyre visited a Mexican border town near Guatemala to find out why.
Feb 03, 2017