‘Trump effect’ looms large at Mexico’s southern border

Tapachula, Mexico( CNN) Amarilis Mendoza is get allows one to stares and double takes. The 13 -year-old from Guatemala lost part of her left leg when she fell from a moving train, a set she had hoped would carry her to the United States.

Her shirt speaks “Keep moving forward.” But now that rebellious letter is a reference to her sentiment more than her aborted journey to the United States.

“Let’s live in the present moment, ” she said in Spanish, smiling shyly. “To be sad? No. To think about situations I’ve left behind? No.”