"Now there is fear for everything you do. The fear of going out, to drive, to get out of the car, to go to a party. We no longer trust anyone."
In 2010, 18-year-old Luis Freddy Lala Pomavilla began heading north from his native Ecuador, towards the United States. There, he hoped to reunite with his parents living in New Jersey, and made a deal with a notorious coyote to take him across several borders.
Sadly, though, the bus that Luis Freddy was on - along with at least 72 other undocumented migrants - began crossing through Tamaulipas in August of 2010. At the time, this Mexican state had become ground zero for an escalating conflict between the prominent Gulf Cartel and their vicious adversaries, the Los Zetas...
Episode hosted, produced, and research/writing by Micheal Whelan
Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music
Outro music: "Informed and Prudent" by Yi Nantiro
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