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Story Publication logo August 3, 2016

Stories from the Dangerous Darien Gap

Darién Gap

In their bid to reach the United States, a growing number of migrants fleeing poverty and conflicts...

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A human skull serves as a warning to travelers in the Gap. Image courtesy of Carlos Villalon. Panama, 2016.

The Darién Gap is a lawless stretch of jungle between Colombia and Panama, one that migrants from around the world risk crossing to get to the U.S. In this episode of WBUR's On Point, Pulitzer Center grantee Jason Motlagh speaks with host Sacha Pfeiffer and the International Organization for Migration's Leonard Doyle about the plight of these migrants.

Click here to listen to the interview.



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