Enrique's Journey - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Sonia Nazario
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Enrique is camped along the Rio Grande in Mexico. He's been trying to reach the United States for two months. He wades into the water, Rio Bravo on the Nuevo Laredo side, and a United States border agent warns him back to Mexico.

Enrique lost his mother's phone number when the bandits attacked him on the train. He knows the last time they spoke she was in North Carolina, but not exactly where or if she's still there. Many of the children who make it to the border have lost their mothers' phone numbers and often end up dead. Enrique remembers the phone number for a tire store in Honduras where he worked. He can call there and ask the owner to reach out to Enrique's aunt and grandmother in order to get his mother's phone number, but he needs to buy 100 pesos' worth...

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