In the early hours of Sunday, May 13, 2012, at least 49 headless, limbless torsos were discovered on the side of a highway in the city of Cadereyta, a municipality in the state of Nuevo Leon, just 75 miles from the Texas border. An investigation later revealed many of them were Central American migrants en route to the U.S,. who were kidnapped and killed by the notoriously brutal Zeta Cartel.
For Maria Cristina, a Honduran woman from the city of Villa San Antonio, the wait to find out if her brother Carlos was among the massacred at Cadereyta dragged on almost until his burial this June. In this video, she tells Fusion what is what like to get the news, and what advice she gives to people who want to make the journey north.
May 22, 2019