About six in ten Central American women migrants experience rape and other forms of sexual assault while migrating north through Mexico, according to Amnesty International.

Each year, about 400,000 Central Americans migrate to the U.S. through Mexico. They face theft, extortion, kidnapping and even death. About one fifth of them are women. For them, the trip is even riskier.

Maria Ines Zamudio reports on the dangers Central American women face through the story of one young woman, Elizabeth Tobias. She is a single mother from El Salvador traveling to the U.S.border on top of a freight train called La Bestia, The Beast.

Photo courtesy of the reporter. 

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