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Crossing the border between Mexico and the United States is only the final step in the treacherous journey that more than a million illegal immigrants attempt each year. Every day hundreds of desperate Central Americans climb atop "El Tren de la Muerte," a freight train that offers a free--but potentially deadly -- ride through Mexico.
Correspondent Mariana van Zeller visits a shelter for those who've been maimed in falls from the train, and follows a group of young female El Salvadorans willing to risk everything they have to make it to America, where they hope to find jobs and send money back home to their families.
"The Death Train" premieres on Current TV on Monday, November 8 at 9/8c.
"Vanguard," airing weekly on Current TV Mondays at 9/8c, is a no-limits documentary series whose award-winning correspondents put themselves in extraordinary situations to immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance. Unlike sound-bite driven reporting, the show's correspondents, Adam Yamaguchi, Kaj Larsen, Christof Putzel and Mariana van Zeller, serve as trusted guides who take viewers on in-depth real life adventures in pursuit of some of the world's most important stories.
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