Special Report: Haitians in Tapachula

“Haitians in Tapachula” is a series that takes an in-depth look at Haitians in Tapachula, a city in southern Mexico about 20 miles north of the Guatemala-Mexico border. Many Haitians who make it here spent years in Brazil and Chile before continuing toward North America in the ongoing search for better lives. In Tapachula, which serves as a migration waystation, many contemplate how to proceed.

We demand respect for our dignity and human rights. Similarly, we demand in-depth solutions to the obstacles in achieving refugee status, legalization, and human rights.

Yuderqui Jules, member of the Tapachula Haitian Refugee Association

Read more about the Haitian Diaspora in Mexico