Panama Plans to Send Back US-Bound Migrants from Darien Gap

Panama’s president-elect, Jose Raul Mulino, announced that the country will deport migrants attempting to cross the dangerous Darien Gap jungle route on their way to the United States.

Despite being a perilous journey with risks of violence and natural hazards, the Darien Gap has become a common route for migrants from South America aiming to reach the US for better opportunities.

With a surge in migrant numbers, Panama aims to repatriate them with international support while ensuring respect for their human rights.

Mulino’s decision reflects Panama’s stance on securing its borders amid challenges like corruption, drought affecting the Panama Canal, and increased migrant flows.

The information is sourced from France 24.

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