Rodrigo Cruz is a Mexican photojournalist. His work has been published in The New York Times, GEO, Le Monde, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, CNN, ESPN, Maclean’s, The Washington Post, Le Temps, VICE, Die Welt, Sonntagszeitung, Calgary Herald, Esquire – Russia, National Geographic en Español, National Geographic Traveler, Enjeux International and México Desconocido. He has collaborated with the NGOs: Mission Mexico, WaterAid, Internet Society, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Tlachinollan, Atzin and UNHCR. He was the recipient of a Program of Formation of Photo-Essays 2007-2008 summoned by the National Council for the Culture and Arts, Mexico. His work has been included in the book Laberinto de Miradas, a look in documentary photography in Latin America and the book Descubrimientos 2010 PHotoEspaña, as well as featured in Canon Professional Network, Burn Magazine and La Jornada Newspaper in Mexico. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America.
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As thousands of migrants flee gang violence in Central America, many travel on "The Beast," a network of freight trains that carry them across Mexico toward the U.S. border. The lucky ones will pass by Las Patronas, a group of women in Veracruz who've organized to feed as many of the migrants as they can.