Cuban refugees cross the Suchiate River into Mexico from Guatemala in the early morning hours, their 8th border crossing since leaving Cuba a month earlier.
Osmani Arango and Zenia Correa stand on the side of the road in Tapachula after finally receiving their Mexican exit visa. They had no money left and didn't know where they were going sleep that night or how they were going to make the 1,100 mile journey to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Bike taxi drivers wait for migrants on the banks of the Suchiate River in the early morning hours of October 15, 2015.
Sandra Maylin Santi and her family all hold onto each other while crossing the Suchiate River on a makeshift raft from Guatemala into Mexico.
Merchants load chickens onto a raft for transport across the Suchiate River into Guatemala in the early morning hours of October 15, 2015.
Cuban refugees come ashore on the Mexican side of the Suchiate River after crossing from Guatemala. While this is the last country they have to traverse before reaching the United States, it's also considered the most dangerous for them as they navigate corrupt government officials, gangs, and human traffickers.
Sandra Maylin Santi's four year old daughter, Julietta, in the shelter where she and her family will sleep before leaving in the morning to cross Mexico on the last and most dangerous leg of their journey to the United States.
A packed bus takes Cuban refugees from the banks of the Suchiate River in Ciudad Hidalgo to the migration office in Tapachula where they will wait at an overwhelmed and overcrowded detention center to apply for a Mexican exit visa.
Cuban refugees, who just crossed the Suchiate River into Mexico from Guatemala, head into Ciudad Hidalgo to get a bus to nearby Tapachula in the early morning hours of October 15, 2015.
Men prepare a pig to be cooked on the Guatemalan side of the Suchiate River.
Cuban refugees put their names on a list to be processed for a Mexican exit visa along with roughly 200 others who arrived that day outside the Mexican migration office in Tapachula, Mexico. The migration office has been overwhelmed in the past couple of weeks by a surge of Cubans all making their way through Mexico to the United States.
Refugees are transported by Mexican migration officials to a shelter on the outskirts of Tapachula.
A group of Cuban refugees stop to change money in Tecún Umán before crossing the Suchiate River into Mexico.