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Trapped in the Gap: Migrants and Smugglers in the Darién

THE FACES OF CONFLICT - A visual journey through Latin America


  • Bram Ebus
  • ICG

On an overcast morning in November 2022, Yeimy, a Venezuelan migrant, sat on a plastic chair, clutching her knees together and tightly gripping her backpack.

Despite the commotion around her – agitated strangers coming and going, carrying luggage under constant rain to the docked boats – her eyes remained fixed on her two toddler sons.

She and her children were among the hundreds of thousands of people attempting a dangerous trek through − or preferably around − the Darién, a…

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