In the summer of 2014, the U.S. faced a crisis as more than 66,000 unaccompanied migrant kids were apprehended at the border with Mexico, most of them from Central America and Mexico. Some of the children got there by riding a notorious series of freight trains known as ‘La Bestia’ or The Beast. AJ+ followed 13-year-old Alfredo and his brother as their own perilous attempt to make the trip came to an abrupt end.
A Palestinian-American teenager who was badly beaten by Israeli police is visiting Washington to speak to officials there.Tarik Abu Khdeir was arrested while he was on holiday in occupied East Jerusalem the day after his cousin was burnt to death in the city. An alleged video showing his brutal beating sparked international condemnation. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher met the teenager at his home in Tampa, Florida, before his trip to the US capital.