Immigrants heading north through Mexico risk life and limb in hopes of crossing the border into the U.S. For many, the most dangerous part of the journey is a ride on the train that has been nicknamed both 'The Beast' and 'The Train of Death.' Gary Tuchman spoke to a mother who nearly lost an arm in an accident on 'The Beast' that cost her two-year-old son his leg.
Once immigrants reach the U.S., many are facing angry protests. In Oracle, Arizona, demonstrators made their voices heard after learning young undocumented immigrants would be making a local ranch their temporary home. Anderson discussed the volatile situation with Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
Gary Tuchman is in Mexico, following the trail that many immigrants are taking from Central America to the United States. He met people who are ready to risk life and limb to ride on a dangerous train heading north. He also meets a six-day-old baby born during her mother's journey to reach the U.S. border.
Last night, Gary Tuchman reported from the Guatemalan border, where U.S. bound immigrants are paying $1.30 to take a rickety raft across a river into Mexico. The dangers don't end there. Gary is following the trail that countless immigrants are using to travel north through Mexico while putting their lives at risk in hopes of reaching America.
Gary mentioned the train that many immigrants use on this journey derailed. Karl Penhaul spent time on board and shows why it is nicknamed the train of death.
For some Guatemalan immigrants, the start of their journey to the U.S. begins with a dangerous ride on a zip line or a raft. They are risking their lives to escape their home country and cross the border into Mexico. Gary Tuchman got a first hand look when he visited a remote area of the Suchiate River along the Guatemala-Mexico border.
Gary sent back behind the scenes photos from his report:
There is no sign of a slowdown in the flood of undocumented children illegally entering the U.S. Some are traveling alone, others are with their parents. Gary Tuchman is in Arizona where he got a first hand look at the treatment they are receiving. Gary also visited the border fence to demonstrate how easy it is to get across.
David Brat says voters' concerns about immigration helped him beat Eric Cantor in their primary race. That victory comes as illegal border crossings are surging. More than 1,000 undocumented people are entering the U.S. through Texas everyday. About 400 of them are children traveling without a parent. Gary Tuchman reports from Arizona on why these children are making the journey and what happens when they get here.
He was Mexico's most wanted drug kingpin. Part of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's legend was his ability to elude the law. His time on the run ended over the weekend with a predawn raid. Brian Todd has the latest on how "El Chapo" ended up behind bars.
Even in hiding "El Chapo" inspired equal measures of fear and respect. Gary Tuchman visited his home turf in Mexico last year when there were rumors he had been killed. A warning, some of the images are graphic.
What happens to immigrants when they are kicked out of the U.S.? Some are forced to return to Mexico dragging everything they own to a place that's described as hell on earth. Kyung Lah has their story.
Authorities in Mexico have located a stolen truck that was carrying a cargo of radioactive cobalt 60. What is not known at this point is if all of the material has been recovered. If terrorists get their hands on cobalt 60 they can use it to make a dirty bomb. Brian Todd has late developments.
Anderson discussed this situation with National Security Analyst and former CIA officer Bob Baer.
Yanira Maldonado remained in a Mexican jail after authorities accused her of smuggling marijuana under a bus seat. The Mormon mother of seven has maintained her innocence as media coverage of the case has spread throughout the United States.
On Thursday security camera video was shown inside the Mexican court where a judge will decide by Friday whether or not there is enough evidence to charge the U.S. citizen with drug trafficking.
CNN's Rafael Romo was one of a few journalists shown the security footage. As the couple boarded the bus they were "only carrying two blankets, two bottles of water and a purse," he described. FULL POST
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