Enriques Journey: The Story of a Boys Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia NazarioA true story from award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounting the odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.
In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.
When Enrique is five years old, his mother, Lourdes, too poor to feed her children, leaves Honduras to work in the United States. The move allows her to send money back home to Enrique so he can eat better and go to school past the third grade.
Lourdes promises Enrique she will return quickly. But she struggles in America. Years pass. He begs for his mother to come back. Without her, he becomes lonely and troubled. When she calls, Lourdes tells him to be patient. Enrique despairs of ever seeing her again. After eleven years apart, he decides he will go find her.
Enrique sets off alone from Tegucigalpa, with little more than a slip of paper bearing his mothers North Carolina telephone number. Without money, he will make the dangerous and illegal trek up the length of Mexico the only way he can – clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains.
With gritty determination and a deep longing to be by his mothers side, Enrique travels through hostile, unknown worlds. Each step of the way through Mexico, he and other migrants, many of them children, are hunted like animals. Gangsters control the tops of the trains. Bandits rob and kill migrants up and down the tracks. Corrupt cops all along the route are out to fleece and deport them. To evade Mexican police and immigration authorities, they must jump onto and off the moving boxcars they call El Tren de la Muerte- The Train of Death. Enrique pushes forward using his wit, courage, and hope - and the kindness of strangers. It is an epic journey, one thousands of immigrant children make each year to find their mothers in the United States.
Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, Enriques Journey is the timeless story of families torn apart, the yearning to be together again, and a boy who will risk his life to find the mother he loves.
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A statue of Jesus Christ welcomes Enrique to Veracruz. It is April , and Enrique has made it one-third of the way through Mexico. Many of his fellow migrants attribute their success to God. They have prayed for guidance and protection, and carry their Bibles wrapped in plastic as a source of validation. He expects the worst, but is surprised by the reward he receives in Veracruz and Oaxaca.
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In the fields of Veracruz state, among farmers and their donkeys piled with sugar cane, rises a mountain. It towers over the train he is riding. At the summit stands a statue of Jesus. It is 60 feet tall, dressed in white, with a pink tunic. The statue stretches out both arms. They reach toward Enrique and his fellow wayfarers on top of their rolling freight cars. Thursday, Oct.
In Veracruz, Enrique finds the residents helpful and friendly, going as far as warning migrants of police waiting ahead. The people credit the indigenous cultures as well as saying it's "a good way to protest Mexico's policies against illegal immigration. Residents hearing the train run from their houses along the tracks and throw food, water and other necessities to the migrants riding on the train tops. They throw coffee and Coca-Cola to help the migrants stay awake and avoid falling off the trains. When the migrants first see the people, they don't know what they have and are afraid that the bundles are full of rocks and the residents are going to throw the rocks at the migrants Browse all BookRags Study Guides.