Panama’s Future President Visits Migrant Camp at the Darien Gap

Panama’s Future President Visits Migrant Camp at the Darien Gap

In a powerful display of leadership and commitment, Panama’s president-elect José Raúl Mulino visited a migrant camp at the Darien Gap, known as the world’s busiest migration route from South America to the United States. Mulino, a 65-year-old lawyer set to take office on Monday, has promised to shut down the dangerous route and deport migrants who continue to cross into the country.

Facing a challenging and expensive task, Mulino has also indicated that he will seek agreements with the United States to address reports of abuses, human rights violations, and deaths along the migration route. With over half a million people crossing the border with Colombia last year and an estimated 186,000 individuals having made the journey so far in 2024, the need for action is urgent.

The migrants arriving at the Darien Gap come from countries such as Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, and China, seeking a better life in the United States. Mulino’s visit to the migrant camp highlights the need for compassion, understanding, and effective solutions to address the complex issue of migration. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story and the new initiatives that will be put in place under Mulino’s leadership.

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