No refuge: Central American children on the run in Mexico

As gang violence has spread across the so-called “Northern Triangle” region, increasing numbers of children from El Salvador and Honduras are crossing Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala.

Hoping to make their way to the US, they are using increasingly dangerous routes to avoid detection by Mexican authorities who have clamped down on the movement in the past year. Those who decide to remain in Mexico and apply for asylum risk detention and a high likelihood of being rejected and returned home to the violence they fled.

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