Latin America Monitor Why didn't some Central America experts see the child migrant crisis coming? (+video)

Crime and the economy are motivating many Central Americans to leave the region, however, the link isn't straightforward. Murder rates, for example, improved slightly in El Salvador and Guatemala in recent years.

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