Mexicans Blame Americans for ‘Death Train’

Jerome R. Corsi, WND, July 13, 2014

The infamous Mexican “Death Train”–also called “La Bestia” [“The Beast’]–on which tens of thousands of illegal alien children from Central America are traveling through Mexico to the United States–is being targeted by criminal complaints from Mexican authorities for allegedly violating the civil rights of passengers.

The Beast is owned and run by a Mexican wholly owned subsidiary of Kansas City Southern, a U.S. train company that acquired the Mexican equipment and routes in 2005 to create a “NAFTA Railroad” that was intended to fit into a multi-modal transportation technology so Chinese companies could deliver products into the heartland of the United States as an alternative to utilizing the West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Mexican prosecutors have filed criminal complaints charging railroad with complicity in violations of the civil rights of the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America illegally hitching rides on the train in their efforts to cross into the U.S. over the border with Mexico.


The charges are that the railroad companies were complicit in the commission of various crimes  against migrants jumping on the train for a ride to the Mexican border, including the crimes of robbery, human trafficking, kidnapping, murder and extortion.


A WOLA report issued June 17, 2014, described the difficulty illegal immigrants taking “La Bestia” north as follows:

Migrants in the southern border zone are drawn to ‘La Bestia,’ the train that heads northward to central Mexico and then on to the U.S. border. For hundreds of miles they ride on the roofs of the train cars trying to avoid fatal falls, hot days, frigid nights, and low-clearance tunnels. Every eight to ten days or so, trains depart from two routes that originate near the southern border.

Not only is the ride physically dangerous, WOLA noted, but the lax security on “La Bestia” leaves migrants at the mercy of Mexican gangs, bandits, kidnapers and corrupt officials.

“The stunning frequency of kidnapping, extortion, human trafficking, rape, and homicide puts Central American migrants’ plight in Mexico atop the list of the Western Hemisphere’s worst humanitarian emergencies,” the WOLA report concluded.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Wait – you mean to tell me I was WRONG when I read that Botox Pelosi rescued all those po’ lil’ chilluns on that train???

  • If it’s that dangerous, then don’t ride it. Just wait around and I’m sure Obama will soon charter a fleet of Leer jets and/or the whole fleet of Air Force Ones and Twos to bring you north.

    All kidding aside (hopefully I’m kidding), this shows you how bad these countries in central America must be, if they’re willing to risk the voyage on La Bestia just to get from there to here. Though the more of them that come here, the more “here” will look like “there.”

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Where there are Mexicans, there is Mexico. Where there are Guatemalans, there is Guatemala.

    • toldev

      The conditions on this train are likely no better or no worse than what they would be in the average barrio. Every day we hear tales of all the kidnappings, murder, and extortion that goes on in Mexican towns. Why should the rail road be any better?

    • Paleoconn

      Those countries aren’t any worse than they ever were before. It’s just that now, that is the last 30 years or so since Saint Ronnie’s first amnesty, and especially recently with the Bushlet and Obama as prez, these populations feel they have options for a better life in the USA.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Notice the “immigrants” come from the least White CA countries…

  • IstvanIN

    No fan of NAFTA here but this is just another example of how we pay for our dispossession. An American railroad buys a poorly maintained Mexican railroad and can not bring it up to modern standards because it is staffed by Mexicans. Then the corrupt Mexican government allows thousands of illegals to ride on the trains illegally and when they get hurt, charge the American company. Terrific. Best invasion by an inferior nation of a superior nation ever.


      “Best invasion by an inferior nation of a superior nation ever” – That’s unfortunately right my friend. What we are witnessing is the biggest robbery in human history! We are witnessing nothing less than the confiscation of an entire Nation, OUR Nation! Built through the blood < and I mean BLOOD! ) sweat and many tears of our Forefathers who worked their fingers to the bone, generation after generation. In order to deliver to us, the fruit of their collective labor. Our very birthright! OUR NATION! How the strong willed men and women of America's yesterday. Ultimately birthed the weak kneed men and women of today's America I do not know.

      However, what I do know is this. Watching the men and women who are supposed to be my fellow bearers of the real American birthright. Relegate themselves to the sidelines of this Nation killing issue, of literal INVASION, 10's of millions deep. For no other reason than the fear of being called a racist. Shows, to say the least that as far as White Americans go, they just don't make them like they use to, that's for sure! Hopefully we'll pull through this. But hope is cheap, and I'm tired of waiting on hope! – ( Oh America, Where Have Thou Gone? ) – LIBERTYSINCURSION

      • SoulInvictus

        ” What we are witnessing is the biggest robbery in human history!”

        Close, but wrong. That title goes to the Fed and the international banking cartel that owns it and the other central banks.
        The wealth they’ve absconded with boggles the imagination…
        The Mexicans may be stealing a few states worth of real estate, the central banks have stolen the future.


          Well you are right about the Fed friend. How anyone can look at a system designed to create endless debt and say it has anything to do with a free market, and especially with freedom itself, is ridiculous. Debt, mind you that has to be paid for with their notes. Which they have to print adding new debt on those notes which needs to be paid for in their notes again, adding more debt. And so on, and so on, and so on! How we ever allowed such a system which can only be described as a system of universal enslavement is so far beyond treasonous it’s unreal.

          Though you’re right about the Fed my friend, you’re wrong in characterizing this invasion as simply “stealing a few states”. They are stealing the very identity of America itself. Within 100 years ( in reality it’ll be much less through the blatant invasion we see today ) it’s said that Hispanics will be the majority of American citizens. Eventually our Nation will look much like Brazil. With pockets of White American’s trying to hang on to the prosperity of White America’s past. While surrounded by impoverished good for nothing Hispanic and black ghettos. This is not just a few states, this is our entire country. It is that serious! Demographics are destiny, and destiny’s not looking so good for America these days friend.

  • Remember the great Lee Marvin movie from ’73, Emporor of the North? A train conductor, Ernie Borgnine, I recall, made sure that no hobo was going to ride his train. The movie was set in the 30s and realistically depicted life for poor white hobos in the day.

    If a train conductor tried to toss the “kids” off The Beast, given our modern tolerance policies, that conductor would be criminally charged.

    I hope Kansas City Southern goes broke for betraying Americans by investing in a means to destroy the remnants of the US economy. Poetic justice if a Mexican lawsuit bankrupts them.

    • JDInSanD

      On the other hand – In Atlas Shrugged, the lead character tears up a rail line in Mexico to fix another in the U.S. Her brother asks, “But how do you expect the people of Mexico to develop?” She answers, “I don’t.”

      • Paleoconn

        The author would have been the numero uno booster of amnesty. She’d go down to meet them a la Pelosi and hand out capes with $ buckles.

    • SoulInvictus

      Really though, what would the train operator be able to do in the face of thousands jumping aboard?

      Either sit there, and get fired.
      Start shooting people and get popped by Mexico’s “finest”.
      Or just say screw it and start driving.

      I’m sure someone here will say, “well hire security then.”

      How are you going to hire enough security to handle a problem the entirety of our border patrol, INS, ICE, etc can’t even deal effectively with…

      • Nonhumans

        They cant deal with it bc the furor in DC, “My Peeps”, and many other morons of the govt have tied the hands of those agencies. Not to mention lied to their constituents and failed to follow through on the border security measures promised in the 80’s treaso… I mean Amnesty.

  • r j p

    No doubt in my mind that Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, which is the parent company of the BNSF Railway, a railroad now wholly owned by Berkshire Hathaway, which is controlled by investor Warren Buffett is drooling over getting a piece of those immigrants. They can ride north in the empty oil cars while Warren campaigns against the pipeline.

  • Martel

    That train is not dangerous enough.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Sounds like black reasoning.

    • ElComadreja

      Their mental processes are very similar.

  • NotTooSwift

    I didn’t know Mexico had Jewish lawyers.

    • Paleoconn

      EVERY country has them.

  • kikz2

    lol…this just gets more absurd by the minute….

    • Bobbala

      … but predictable.