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Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality

Posted March 27, 2009 to photo album "Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality"

Slide 1: The world of Sin Nombre
Slide 2: The State of Mexico
Slide 3: Between the USA and Central America
Slide 4: The Border Issue
Slide 5: "A very big monster"
Slide 6: Fighting Back
Slide 7: No Place to Go
Slide 8: The Fate of the Poor
Slide 9: A History of Poverty
Slide 10: A History of Violence
Slide 11: Honduras and Others
Slide 12: Gang Violence
Slide 13: More Gang Violence
Slide 14: A Cycle of Violence
Slide 15: Empty Mexican Towns
Slide 16: What Their Eyes Have Seen
Slide 7: No Place to Go

Slide 7: No Place to Go

Police raid in Ixtepec

The Mexican government is aware of the problem. Cecilia Romero, head of the National Migration Institute, has said: "For the Migrants that try to cross [Mexico's] national territory, we can't give less guarantees than those we demand for Mexican migrants."

The Catholic Church has also gotten involved. In January 2008, the Pontifical Commission for Latin American, which reports to Pope Benedict XVI, granted at least $20,000 to help build a shelter in Ixtepec, Mexico, for illegal immigrants. This good deed raised nativist ire in the United States.