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A strong, mature, hard-working man, he decides to go north so that he can expand and reroof his house as a gift for his wife. He was just going for a summer of orange picking.
He has a fifteen-year-old son, Rymundo Jr. who is a good student at the regional school and a star in the soccer league. He decides to go along with his father as a gesture of loyalty ad love. He is the oldest of the group at fifty-six.
Luis leads a family of human traffickers in Phoenix, Arizona. He has contracts in Florida, Illinois, and California. His brother is Daniel Cercas who lives in Hidalgo.
He is the brother of Luis Cercas; his alias is “El Chespiro.” Daniel recruits the polleros and the guias for transport of the walkers.
He is a border patrol agent at the Wellton Station in Arizona. He is the first to notice the five surviving men walking near Interstate 8.
Don Moi García
A recruiter for the northern Coyotes, he is said to be yet another relative of the Cercas family, which controls the trafficking from Phoenix.
Mario Castillo Fernandez
A young man of twenty-five, Mario is married to Irma. They have two young children and are facing the prospect of paying for them to go to school. He thought he could pick oranges in Florida to finance his dream.
Enrique Landeros García
Enrique is a thirty-year-old man who is married to Octavia. Their son is named Alexis. Octavia and Enrique cannot afford to send their son to school. This is the motivation for Enrique traveling north.
Rafael Temich González
A twenty-eight-year-old corn farmer from Apixtla, he takes care of an extended family. In addition to his wife and daughter, he also supports his mother, two sisters, and their four...
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