LATIN AMERICA

Migration Maze: Samaritans on the migrant route

When images of Central American children crowding detention facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border made headlines last summer, illegal migration was deemed a crisis and Washington moved swiftly to respond. South Florida ranked third among the nation’s metropolitan areas where the minors, primarily from Honduras, were resettled. While the number of undocumented minors crossing the border has slowed significantly, the flow of migrants fleeing violence and economic hardships continues and the potential for another crisis remains very much in place.

Read more from the series:
Part Five: Samaritans on the migrant route are on a mission to help
Part Four: Despair wrought by corruption scandals also drives migration to the U.S.
Part Three: Reform and beefed up police presence is making Hondurans feel safer
Part Two: Some U.S.-funded programs help would-be migrants improve their lives and stay home
Part One: El Edén in Honduras is no paradise for those on trek to the U.S.