The Beast: Óscar Martínez
The Beast: A Conversation with Óscar Martínez
With Frank Stasio
The Duke Forum for Scholars and Publics and Frank Stasio from WUNC’s The State of Things participated in a discussion on Central American migration to North Carolina with author and journalist Óscar Martínez. Every year, tens of thousands of Central Americans — from Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador — make a perilous overland journey to the United States. They travel north through Mexico to the US border, riding on top of cargo trains known as “La Bestia” or “the Beast.” You can read the first chapter of The Beast at Dazed.
English-Language Media Coverage of The Beast
New York Times: “Clinging to a Monster in a Desperate Gambit
Los Angeles Review of Books: Aaron Shulman on The Beast
Award-winning journalist Óscar Martínez writes for ElFaro.net, the first online newspaper in Latin America. The original edition of his book Los migrantes que no importan was published in 2010 by Icaria and El Faro, with a second edition by Mexico’s sur+ Ediciones in 2012. Martínez is currently writing chronicles and…...Read More