Enrique's Journey - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Sonia Nazario
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Enrique wades across the Rio Suchiate, a river along the Guatamala-Mexico border that leads into Chiapas, Mexico. Chiapas is a dangerous area, full of gangs, bandits and crooked police officers. He must catch his first train there. It is his eighth attempt to reach the United States.

Enrique heads to the cemetery, one of the places he can sleep that is a somewhat safe distance from the police department, but also close enough to hear trains come into town. He sleeps next to a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, Big Daddy, whom he's befriended who can help keep him safe from other gangsters. Big Daddy is 15 years old.

People have been murdered and raped in the cemetery. They are on top of a mausoleum when Big Daddy wakes Enrique to warn him of a police raid. Police have caught and deported Enrique from...

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