For many Central Americans, the long road north requires 'river coyotes'

May 5, 2011

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(World Vision Report/Grant Fuller)
Migrants pay 'river coyotes' in Guatemala to cross the Rio Suchiate into Mexico.

Every day, illegal immigrants swim across the Rio Grande to reach Texas. But on Mexico's southern border with Guatemala, there's another river, the Río Suchiate. Central American migrants pay local raft owners to help them across, as they continue the perilous journey through Mexico to the United States. Reporter Grant Fuller brings us the story.  

The story originally aired on the World Vision Report. We got it from the Public Radio Exchange.