Thousands of migrants trek Latin America to US
Yolanda ticks off the countries she and her husband have passed through in the last three months: Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and now Costa Rica. But she is no tourist.
“A lot of roads, lots of bus rides, and a lot of walking too,” she tells CNN, agreeing to be interviewed but asking that we only use her first name and not show her face. “For a 7-month pregnant woman, that is a long, long time.”
Yolanda says she is originally from Congo. She and her husband are among tens of thousands of migrants — many from Africa and Haiti — criss-crossing South and Central America trying to reach the United States.
Now they’re stuck in the border town of Paso Canoas, Costa Rica, waiting for the travel documents that will let them enter the country and continue their journey northward.
“I hope to leave soon, for my turn to come fast so I can see a doctor,” she says. “I don’t want my baby to be born on the road.”
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