Robert Irwin's article "Thickening Borders Across Mexico: Follow-Up Stories From The Caravan” Featured in Latinx Talk

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The departure of a large caravan of Central American migrants from Honduras, whose journey into and through Mexico received constant and often sensationalized global media coverage and generated often hostile political rhetoric in both the US and Mexico, has turned out to represent a transformative juncture in the dynamics of migration in North America. Migrants who might have crossed clandestinely through Mexico, exposed to constant physical dangers travelling atop cargo trains, and into the United States, via costly and risky human smuggling routes, made the journey northward in a large caravan, enhancing their safety, but also subjecting them to an unprecedented visibility, at local and global levels.

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