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Her journey from Guatemala to the U.S. ended with a crash near the border

Yesenia Magali Melendrez Cardona told her father she wanted to follow in his footsteps.

He had made the trek from Guatemala to the U.S. 15 years earlier in search of a new life. In February, she left a job and her studies behind and headed north.

  • Brittny Mejia
  • Los Angeles Times

Chiquimulilla, the town where she had spent her 23 years, had been ravaged by the pandemic. Unemployment was rising.

The population was desperate.

The streets were too dangerous to walk at night.

On Tuesday, Yesenia found herself in a situation just as perilous as the one she had fled.

A maroon Ford Expedition bore a…

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