A little less than a week ago, Davidson Pachoute and his companions arrived at the downtown Nogales, Mexico, port of entry. They set their scarce belongings against the wall, out of the way of the long line of mostly Mexicans crossing into the U.S. and sat down to await their chance to ask to cross in. It’s been a long hopscotch journey best described this way by Pachoute who rattled off on both hands the number of countries he's crossed since August:
"Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras and here, Mexico."
Pachoute and these 70 other Haitians, all young men, say they started this 12-country journey in exodus from Haiti six years ago after the massive 2010 earthquake killed at least 100,000 people. They fled to Brazil to work.