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Morir en el Intento: La Peor Tragedia de Inmigrantes en la Historia de los Estados Unidos (Version Integra) | [Jorge Ramos]

Morir en el Intento: La Peor Tragedia de Inmigrantes en la Historia de los Estados Unidos (Version Integra)

Cada día, cientos de personas toman incalculables riesgos para cruzar la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos en busca de trabajo y mejores oportunidades de vida. Pero para un grupo de inmigrantes que cruzó la frontera ilegalmente y se subió a un trailer la noche del 13 de mayo del 2003, este sueño se tornó en tragedia.
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Cada dia, cientos de personas toman incalculables riesgos para cruzar la frontera entre Mexico y Estados Unidos en busca de trabajo y mejores oportunidades de vida. Pero para un grupo de inmigrantes que cruzo la frontera ilegalmente y se subio a un trailer la noche del 13 de mayo del 2003, este sueno se torno en tragedia.

Aquella noche, al menos 73 personas abordaron la parte de atras de un camion que debia llevarlos de Harlingen, Texas, hasta la ciudad de Houston. Pero el camion nunca llego a su destino final. A las cuatro horas tuvo que detenerse cerca de la ciudad de Victoria, donde se abrieron las puertas del trailer para encontrar que 17 personas habian muerto por asfixia, deshidratacion, y un calor insoportable.

Cuando llego la policia varios de los sobrevivientes ya habian desaparecido. El terror, el desconcierto y el miedo absoluto los había hecho escapar antes que nadie pudiera hacerles ninguna pregunta. Pero las investigaciones que siguieron pronto encontraron que habia una mujer en el mismo centro de esta horrible tragedia: Karla Chavez, una hondurena de 25 anos acusada por las autoridades de organizar toda la operacion.

Con la pasion y la minuciosidad que lo caracteriza, el periodista Jorge Ramos nos cuenta los detalles de esta desgarradora tragedia, a la vez que busca comprender como algo tan inhumano puede suceder en pleno siglo XXI.

This audiobook is also available in English as Dying to Cross.

©2005 Jorge Ramos; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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    M newark, NJ, USA 02-26-06
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    Jorge Ramos is an amazing journalist. I applaud him for taking on this horrible event that happened May 2003. His book tells a story that unfortunately is all too common and happens very often. Its a sad story about hard working immigrants and the lengths they will go and the danger they risk to search for a better future for them and their families. Thank you audible for making this available in both english and spanish.

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    Dan Houston, TX, United States 06-10-07
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    "Well-written documentary"

    I live in Houston TX, and I remember the stories of the deaths of the illegal aliens in the airtight van of an 18-wheeler. Ramos did a good job of investigating and writing this story. The reader did a good job of speaking clearly enough that I (a high school Spanish teacher) could understand. I listened to the whole story twice.

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