Asians make long transcontinental journey to reach U.S., new opportunities

LA PEÑITA, PANAMA – Salman Khan is 9,000 miles from his home country of Pakistan. He crossed one of the most dangerous jungles in the world. He sits in a squalid camp overseen by the Panamanian border patrol, unsure of what his future holds. But to Khan, Panama represents a path to freedom. “I want


Nicaraguans seek refuge in Panama, cementing the country’s status as migrant destination

Panama, through which tens of thousands of migrants pass each year on their journeys north, is increasingly becoming the destination for Nicaraguans who have chosen to seek refuge by moving south. Since the U.S. has tightened immigration restrictions on its southern border, migrants have sought alternative locations such as Panama and Costa Rica, two of

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