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From Vulnerable Victims to Insurgent Caravaneros: The Genesis and Consolidation of Migrant Self-Defence in America
Global Health Equity Publications
  • Lisa McLean, Western University
  • Amarela Varela Huerta, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México
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Book Chapter
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In October 2018, a caravan of migrants departed San Pedro Sula, Honduras on their way to the United States, seeking safety, security and a liveable life. Already framing the arrival of this group of people at the southern border of Mexico as the latest chapter in the ongoing “migrant crisis” in the region, news reports broadcast photos of a bridge on the border between Mexico and Guatemala jammed with men, women, children and the elderly.

Citation Information
Huerta, A. V., & McLean, L. (2021). From vulnerable victims to insurgent caravaneros: The genesis and consolidation of a new form of migrant self-defence in America. In Migration and the Contested Politics of Justice (pp. 184-203). Routledge.