The cars are also loaded up with old bicycles, recycled car batteries and clothing that have been jettisoned in the United States.
The vehicles are fixed up in Guatemala and sold across Central America.
The process represents a small but sustainable economy in one particularly impoverished section of Guatemala on that country’s northern border with Mexico.
But the risks travelers face on the week-long trip are severe.Gulf Cartel. Zetas. Organized crime. Mexican police.
Unwanted U.S. Junk Cars Sustain A Microeconomy In Guatemala by Lorne Matalon at Fronteras.