Gelder dreamed of traveling to the US in hopes of earning enough money to buy a house and a car. However, he didn't leave until his wife became pregnant. He told her that a family couldn't live on 50Q picking beans. He borrowed money and then set out for California.
Yéssica who says that she has never heard of the Zetas is now a widow at 18.
Several stories have noted that the number of migrants killed by gangs in Mexico is most likely much higher. In the days following the discovery of the 72 deaths, relatives came forward seeking information on missing loved ones.
hundreds of people [who] streamed to government offices in Central America after news of the massacre spread, searching for news of relatives who went missing after setting out through Mexico hoping to reach the United States.
In the overwhelming majority of cases, family members' descriptions did not match the bullet-ridden bodies found in heaps at a ranch in the state of Tamaulipas. Instead, rights workers say, the missing migrants may be part of a huge toll of hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of migrants killed by organized crime gangs and whose bodies may have been hacked up, dissolved in acid or buried in unmarked paupers graves.Relatives have come forward asking for information on missing family members including 200 Hondurans, 30 Guatemalans, and 90 Salvadorans.
Ecuadoran President Correa recently announced that there was a second survivor to the massacre. A Honduran somehow escaped unharmed, was returned to Honduras, and is now in a witness protection program. Authorities are not too happy with Correa right now for revealing this secret.