Anyone who thinks people just brave the border hazards for the heck of it pays no attention to historical causation — in particular the role the US has played over the decades propping up right-wing dictators throughout South and Central America.
A recent break-in at the offices of a human rights group apparently targeted files related to a lawsuit against the CIA. It is only the latest in a string of events that seem to be aimed at obstructing justice.
This is the backstory to the recent arrest of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina on corruption charges. It details US involvement in the training of Molina and many others in the most effective techniques of torture and killing at the School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, GA.