Africans join Central Americans and Mexicans in journey north

November 1, 2010

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African immigrant Fikremariam Badada (second from right) and friends wait for a taxi. (World Vision Report/Grant Fuller)

Mexico has an immigration problem. Tapachula, just a few miles up the road from Guatemala, is full of foreigners. The town is a way station for Central American migrants heading north to the United States. Recently, Africans have started showing up in town doing the same thing. But they’ve already gone to amazing lengths just to get to Mexico. Grant Fuller from the World Vision Report has the story.

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