The Darien Gap

In this video by the PBS NewsHour, PBS correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico accompany migrants on the perilous journey through the Darien Gap. The 66-mile jungle tests the mental and physical strength of all who dare to cross it, wounding many and entrapping others never to be seen again.

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Patron

Patron Yemery is a Congolese refugee with a hopeful story of grit and determination. At the age of 16, Patron fled his hometown of Bukavu, Congo with his mother and 9 siblings in tow, after the rebel occupation of 2004 threatened his father’s life and his family’s wellbeing.

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Reasons, Routes and Costs

This video traces the reasons people leave their country of origin, some of the routes they travel, and the costs of the journey. The information draws on Fletcher research in Latin America, the Mediterranean and the Middle East and Africa.

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Integration in Different Family Structures

By Maria Teresa Nagel, under the supervision of Kim Wilson.
When it comes to migration, broad classifications are abundant. Refugees and migrants are often seen as a monolithic mass, which encourages policy makers to essentialize migration as they search for the single solution to this complex phenomenon. Nowhere is this truer than in Tijuana, Mexico, the location of our study. There and elsewhere, immigrants are thought to be driven by the same motivations, threatened by the same risks, and in need of the same remedies. In this essay, I aim to highlight some key differences in the experiences of Central American migrants in Tijuana, focusing on the impact family structure has on migrants’ experiences living in that city.

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