In 1992 the Los Angeles riots spread into Latino neighborhoods. Despite a LAPD policy called Special Order 40, hundreds of people were detained.
Riding La Bestia, The Immigration Train
In 2010, Fronteras Desk contributor Lorne Matalon rode on a train known as La Bestia (The Beast) ferrying Central Americans through Mexico. That train derailed last weekend, killing at least six Hondurans and critically injuring at least 16 others.