Death and Devastation: Migrant Travel Through the Deadly Darien Gap

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Whether fleeing war, persecution, and poverty migrants and refugees worldwide routinely find themselves in great danger. Perhaps the most hazardous migrant trail of all is the Darien Gap, a wild, lawless stretch straddling Colombia and Panama. Before the pandemic, special correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico reported from this perilous path.

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