2019 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd Prize

Climbing the Border Fence


Pedro Pardo

Agence France-Presse

25 November, 2018

Central American migrants climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Refugees who were part of a caravan that originated in Honduras in October, began arriving at the border in November to find a backlog of some 3,000 people waiting to be processed into the United States, and a potential delay of months. This led to rising tensions, and to people breaking away from the caravan to attempt their own entry.

About the photographer

Pedro Pardo

Pedro Pardo was born in Puebla in 1974, and studied graphic design at the Insituto de Artes Visuales in Puebla. He did a number of courses in photography and journalism, inclu...

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