These Migrants Must Survive a Dangerous Stretch of Jungle to Reach the US

A 60-mile route through the jungle connecting Colombia and Panama is a perilous trek.
June 3, 2021, 8:45am
Illustration by Arielle Duhaime-Ross​
Illustration by Arielle Duhaime-Ross

A surge of migrants from around the world are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Some have traveled thousands of miles to get there. For many, the most dangerous part of their journey is a 60-mile stretch of lawless jungle connecting Colombia and Panama called the Darién Gap. VICE News Tonight correspondent Paola Ramos follows the journey of migrants traveling through this perilous leg of their journey. 




This episode was produced by Adreanna Rodriguez.

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Episode art by our host, Arielle Duhaime-Ross.

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