Child Migrants Flee Central American Crisis

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MEXICO - A growing number of Central American children are leaving their countries and immigrating to neighbouring countries in South America or the United States of America.
The Irapuato Migrants’ House, a shelter in Mexico, says they took in four hundred people between May and June this year.

A municipality in the state of Tabasco on the border with Guatemala, is also experiencing the same trend.

It is still unclear why this is happening but according to the Honduran authorities, 3,000 children have dropped out of school so far this year in order to pursue the “American dream.”

According to President Barack Obama this has overwhelmed the capacity of the U.S. Border Patrol and created a humanitarian crisis in the United States and none of the governments involved has taken measures to combat it. (END//2014)

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