On this 30th June we remember our dear Alberto ("Beto") Donis Rodriguez who died a year ago in a car accident.  PBI had the priviledge of accompanying Beto in his role as Coordinator of the Mirgant Refuge "Hermanos en el Camino" en Ixtepex, Oaxaca.

Beto began travelling to North at the age of 19.  He was born and raised in Santa Rosa, Guatemala and then went to work in the Guatemala City.  The violence forced him to seek alternatives.  He crossed the border four times and was deported after many difficult experiences on his journeys.

On the fifth journey Beto found the refuge "Hermanos en el Camino" where he stayed supporting Father Alejandro Solalinde.

From PBI we will always remember him for his committment and solidarity with the migrant community, for his humility, dedication and big heart.

"I defend migrants because their story is my own. I will always be a migrant, but I don´t want to reach to the North any more: here I´ve found my home"