Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos Pictures

Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

Senji (28), a migrant from Haiti, makes a little money by plaiting (braids) extensions into the hair of Claudia Garcia, a Mexican tourist visiting Tapachula. Senji lived in Brazil for five years with her partner, also Haitian, but left after the election of Bolsonaro as she says racism worsened and finding work became difficult, so they decided to head for the US. The couple flew to Nicaragua and then continued by land until reaching Mexico, where they have been stuck for three months waiting for the resolution of their migratory situation. They are just some of hundreds of migrants waiting for the Mexican authorities to allow them to continue with their journey north which stalled after Mexico stopped issuing transit visas following pressure from the US government.

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Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos Pictures
Tapachula, Chiapas
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5000 x 5000 pixels
42.33 x 42.33 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 16.67 inch (300 dpi)
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