Tapachula, a prison town for exiles

On the road to exile, thousands of people from Honduras, El Salvador or Guatemala are fleeing the multiple violence in Central America to reach the United States in search of a better life. In Tapachula, a city located on the southern border of Mexico, these migrants mix with new nationalities from the African continent. In June 2019, by sealing new agreements aimed at curbing the advance of exiles to the north, Mexico hardened its migration policy under pressure from the United States, turning this gateway city into a prison.