The Devil's Highway - Part 2, Chapters 4 - 5 Summary & Analysis

Urrea, Luis Alberto
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In Chapter Four, “El Guía,” Urrea describes the Yuma 14’s 19-year-old guide from Guadalajara. According to the author, the guide’s name was Jesús

Lopez Ramos, though he went by the name, “Mendez” in honor of his girlfriend. The author describes how Coyotes frequently leave the crossing migrants to die. El Negro’s agents, knowing that he is “poor, alone, looking for a better life, willing to do what it takes” (70), recruit Mendez for the journey.

Chapter Five, “Jesús Walks Among Us,” shifts to the interviews conducted with the survivors from the hospital. They are in shock, unable to appropriately respond to the Border Control’s questions. Next, the author describes more of the guide, who was brought into Coyote work by his friend, Rodrigo Maradona. Jesús had a rabbit tattoed on his arm and wore his hair...

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