Introducing Junior Mendoza, who was travelling with two friends and a cousin. He told us about his dream to pursue a career in music in the US and to be able to support his young daughter back home.
In recent years, as the journey north to the US has become more and more dangerous, a growing number of migrants, in particular women with children and other vulnerable people have chosen to travel together in what has become known as ‘migrant caravans’.
In November 2018, the largest of these to date, some 7000 people, arrived in Mexico City. These men, women and children had been walking and hitching rides from their homes in Honduras, fleeing violence and poverty.
While members of this caravan were resting in Mexico City we managed to catch up with a few people and hear their personal stories. We then shared these daily, to help counter the campaign of misinformation and anti-migrant propaganda that was and is rife on social media.