"OPINION” SECTION OF THE PALM BEACH
In the Opinion section of The Palm Beach
Post, Immigration and Human Rights lawyer, Aileen Josephs,
mentions the work carried out by Mariela Salgado in
Chiapas, Mexico. Ms. Josephs’ article depicts what the reporter
described as the crude reality suffered by Central American
immigrants who leave their countries in search of a better life
in the United States.
In the midst of poverty and starvation in
their countries, they make the desperate decision of crossing
the border by rail. They jump onto moving trains headed for
Chiapas, which supposedly will take them to the United States.
During the sad journey, many of them end up mutilated because
they simply fall sleep and fall off the moving train. However,
as seen on Salgado’s report, without their limbs, they still
In this article, Josephs describes the
professionalism and sensitivity of the reporter during her
investigation for Telemundo’s magazine show, “Sin Fronteras”,
entitled "Mutilations in Chiapas".
Josephs and Salgado have worked together in various
human-interest stories in the past.