Mexico: August 2007 Archives
(Picture of the Ladies of La Patrona as they give food and water to migrants. La Jornada / Nathalie Seguin Tovar)
I've written so much about injustice, lately, that I thought I would focus on something positive, for once. "Las Mujeres de La Patrona" are more than positive. They are humanity's hope. They stand up for all of us with their goodness.
As Central American migrants cling to rickety old trains with the hopes of making it North the are exploited by police, corrupt officials, and gang members. But a small town on the outskirts of Cordoba in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, offers a welcome respite. The Ladies of La Patrona, who have very little means, give all that they can to the migrants passing on the trains. Why? Just because it's right.