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    For migrants crossing illegally from Mexico to the United States, surviving in the desert alone can be a brutal experience. But add to that threats from people traffickers, many of whom are affiliated with cartels, and immigrants can face extortion, miserable conditions at stash houses and sometimes find themselves forced into prostitution.  Carmen had been a trafficked prostitute for three years in Nogales. She met a man who promised her a better life. After walking for 8 days across the desert she found herself in the hands of Magdalena, along with her debt. Carmen has worked for Magdalena for three years now, she must have paid off her debt many times over.

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    For migrants crossing illegally from Mexico to the United States, surviving in the desert alone can be a brutal experience.

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