Young mothers from Central America pin their hopes on the American dream

Brownsville, Texas (United States) (AFP) – Amanda Garcia struggles to hold back her tears. After 30 days on the road, waiting in this Texas border town for a bus to Dallas, she is just hours from her goal — a better life in the United States. Like many migrants trekking from Central America toward the US, Garcia says life in her native Guatemala takes place under a constant threat of violence. Sitting with an energetic five year old boy and 10 month old infant son in the Brownsville bus depot, she said it is the opportunities in the United States that are the main thing that have brought her …

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