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Missing before arriving

<p>Central American immigrants await a train departure to the north of Mexico, on top of a freight train in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011.

  REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

Central American immigrants await a train departure to the north of Mexico, on top of a freight train in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Central American immigrants await a train departure to the north of Mexico, on top of a freight train in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Evangelina Rivera holds a picture of her son Osman Joel Sanabria, who disappeared while on his way to the U.S. through Mexico two months ago, as she arrives to join a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tecun Human, on the border with Mexico, July 26, 2011. The group, made up of relatives of people who went missing while making their way to the U.S., marched to demand the Mexican government to stop kidnappings and crimes committed by organised criminal groups against migrants, according to the organizers. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

Evangelina Rivera holds a picture of her son Osman Joel Sanabria, who disappeared while on his way to the U.S. through Mexico two months ago, as she arrives to join a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace)...more

Evangelina Rivera holds a picture of her son Osman Joel Sanabria, who disappeared while on his way to the U.S. through Mexico two months ago, as she arrives to join a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tecun Human, on the border with Mexico, July 26, 2011. The group, made up of relatives of people who went missing while making their way to the U.S., marched to demand the Mexican government to stop kidnappings and crimes committed by organised criminal groups against migrants, according to the organizers. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Relatives of people who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, cry during an event in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez</p>

Relatives of people who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, cry during an event in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Relatives of people who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, cry during an event in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Central American immigrant members of the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace), protest in the cemetery where they buried Central American migrants who died passing through the south of Mexico, in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez</p>

Central American immigrant members of the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace), protest in the cemetery where they buried Central American migrants who died passing through the south of Mexico, in Arriaga, Chiapas, July...more

Central American immigrant members of the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace), protest in the cemetery where they buried Central American migrants who died passing through the south of Mexico, in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Relatives of Guatemalans who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, cry during an event in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. 
REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

Relatives of Guatemalans who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, cry during an event in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Relatives of Guatemalans who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, cry during an event in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>A woman holding a picture of her daughter Sintia Magaly Lopez Perez, who disappeared while on her way through Mexico to the U.S. two years ago, arrives to join a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tecun Human, on the border with Mexico, July 25, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

A woman holding a picture of her daughter Sintia Magaly Lopez Perez, who disappeared while on her way through Mexico to the U.S. two years ago, arrives to join a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in...more

A woman holding a picture of her daughter Sintia Magaly Lopez Perez, who disappeared while on her way through Mexico to the U.S. two years ago, arrives to join a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tecun Human, on the border with Mexico, July 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>A Honduran immigrant walks along a freight train station in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. 

   REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

A Honduran immigrant walks along a freight train station in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

A Honduran immigrant walks along a freight train station in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>A woman and a girl take part in an event for people from Central America who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

A woman and a girl take part in an event for people from Central America who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

A woman and a girl take part in an event for people from Central America who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Men from Honduras rest in a "Casa del Migrante" (Migrant House) in Tecun Human, on Guatemala's border with Mexico, July 25, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

Men from Honduras rest in a "Casa del Migrante" (Migrant House) in Tecun Human, on Guatemala's border with Mexico, July 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Men from Honduras rest in a "Casa del Migrante" (Migrant House) in Tecun Human, on Guatemala's border with Mexico, July 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Members of the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) protest at the entry to an immigrant detention center in Tapachula, Chiapas, in southern Mexico, July 26, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

Members of the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) protest at the entry to an immigrant detention center in Tapachula, Chiapas, in southern Mexico, July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Members of the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) protest at the entry to an immigrant detention center in Tapachula, Chiapas, in southern Mexico, July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Central American immigrants await a train departure to the north of Mexico, on top of a freight train in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. 

  REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez</p>

Central American immigrants await a train departure to the north of Mexico, on top of a freight train in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Central American immigrants await a train departure to the north of Mexico, on top of a freight train in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Doris Serrato holds a picture of her daughter Doris Bautista Serrato, who disappeared while on her way to the U.S. through Mexico five years ago, as she arrives to join a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tecun Human, on the border with Mexico, July 26, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

Doris Serrato holds a picture of her daughter Doris Bautista Serrato, who disappeared while on her way to the U.S. through Mexico five years ago, as she arrives to join a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to...more

Doris Serrato holds a picture of her daughter Doris Bautista Serrato, who disappeared while on her way to the U.S. through Mexico five years ago, as she arrives to join a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tecun Human, on the border with Mexico, July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Central American immigrants wait for a freight train to the north of Mexico, in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. 

 REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

Central American immigrants wait for a freight train to the north of Mexico, in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Central American immigrants wait for a freight train to the north of Mexico, in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Marta Leticia Palma Salgato (R) from Honduras meets her son Enrique Maradiaga Palma (L) after nine years since her son migrated from Honduras to the U.S., during the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tapachula, Chiapas, July 26, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

Marta Leticia Palma Salgato (R) from Honduras meets her son Enrique Maradiaga Palma (L) after nine years since her son migrated from Honduras to the U.S., during the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tapachula,...more

Marta Leticia Palma Salgato (R) from Honduras meets her son Enrique Maradiaga Palma (L) after nine years since her son migrated from Honduras to the U.S., during the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tapachula, Chiapas, July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>A Honduran man holding his national flag walks through the border bridge that divides Mexico and Guatemala, during a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tecun Human, on the border with Mexico, July 26, 2011. The sign reads, "Welcome to Mexico." REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

A Honduran man holding his national flag walks through the border bridge that divides Mexico and Guatemala, during a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tecun Human, on the border with Mexico, July...more

A Honduran man holding his national flag walks through the border bridge that divides Mexico and Guatemala, during a protest by the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace) in Tecun Human, on the border with Mexico, July 26, 2011. The sign reads, "Welcome to Mexico." REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Men from Honduras rest in a "Casa del Migrante" (Migrant House) in Tecun Human, on Guatemala's border with Mexico, July 25, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

Men from Honduras rest in a "Casa del Migrante" (Migrant House) in Tecun Human, on Guatemala's border with Mexico, July 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Men from Honduras rest in a "Casa del Migrante" (Migrant House) in Tecun Human, on Guatemala's border with Mexico, July 25, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>A woman holds a Honduran flag during an event for the missing people of Central America in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. 

 REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez</p>

A woman holds a Honduran flag during an event for the missing people of Central America in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

A woman holds a Honduran flag during an event for the missing people of Central America in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>An immigrant sleeps at a freight train station in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. 

    REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

An immigrant sleeps at a freight train station in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

An immigrant sleeps at a freight train station in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>People, members of the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace), protest at the entrance of the 21st Century Migration Station (Estacion Migratoria Siglo XXI), an immigrant detention center, in the south of Mexico, Tapachula, Chiapas, July 26, 2011. 

 REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

People, members of the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace), protest at the entrance of the 21st Century Migration Station (Estacion Migratoria Siglo XXI), an immigrant detention center, in the south of Mexico,...more

People, members of the "Caravana Paso a Paso Hacia la Paz" (Caravan Step by Step to Peace), protest at the entrance of the 21st Century Migration Station (Estacion Migratoria Siglo XXI), an immigrant detention center, in the south of Mexico, Tapachula, Chiapas, July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>A Honduran immigrant holds up Honduran flags as he stands atop a freight train in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. 

    REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

A Honduran immigrant holds up Honduran flags as he stands atop a freight train in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

A Honduran immigrant holds up Honduran flags as he stands atop a freight train in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Hondurans, who are relatives of people who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, take part in an event in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. 

 REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

Hondurans, who are relatives of people who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, take part in an event in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Hondurans, who are relatives of people who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. through Mexico, take part in an event in Central Park in Guatemala City July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>A Central American immigrant jumps off a freight train as another tries to get on, in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011.

   REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

A Central American immigrant jumps off a freight train as another tries to get on, in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

A Central American immigrant jumps off a freight train as another tries to get on, in Arriaga, Chiapas, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>The father of Marcelo Lopez Vazquez holds a picture of his son, who disappeared while on his way to the U.S. through Mexico one year ago, in Guatemala City, July 24, 2011. 

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

The father of Marcelo Lopez Vazquez holds a picture of his son, who disappeared while on his way to the U.S. through Mexico one year ago, in Guatemala City, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

The father of Marcelo Lopez Vazquez holds a picture of his son, who disappeared while on his way to the U.S. through Mexico one year ago, in Guatemala City, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Juana Antonia Zetin of Guatemala holds a picture of her daughter Mariana Morales Zetin, who disappeared while on her way to the U.S. through Mexico four years ago, in Guatemala City, July 24, 2011.

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Juana Antonia Zetin of Guatemala holds a picture of her daughter Mariana Morales Zetin, who disappeared while on her way to the U.S. through Mexico four years ago, in Guatemala City, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Juana Antonia Zetin of Guatemala holds a picture of her daughter Mariana Morales Zetin, who disappeared while on her way to the U.S. through Mexico four years ago, in Guatemala City, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>Relatives of Guatemalans who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. cry and pray in Central Park in Guatemala City, July 24, 2011.

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

Relatives of Guatemalans who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. cry and pray in Central Park in Guatemala City, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Relatives of Guatemalans who disappeared while on their way to the U.S. cry and pray in Central Park in Guatemala City, July 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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