In El Salvador the threat of gangs or drug traffickers is often a reason for fleeing to the USA. Smugglers in Latin America, known as "Coyotajes", offer "escape packages" for 8000 dollars. But how great are the risks?
While President Trump claims there's a crisis on the US side of the US-Mexico border, the real crisis is on Mexico's side, where thousands of Central Americans live in a state of uncertainty. And it's only getting worse.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has been convicted by a New York jury on all 10 counts. After six days of deliberations, it found him guilty of operating an industrial-scale smuggling enterprise.
US President Donald Trump has threatened to order the military to close the US-Mexico border to stop an "onslaught" of migrants. Mexico itself geared up for the arrival of up to 3,000 people from Honduras on its border.
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