Analyzing the Roots of Migration in Central America's Northern Triangle
Every year, around 500,000 refugees and asylum-seekers flee from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. These three countries comprise a region known as the Northern Triangle of Central America, which is plagued with socio-economic instability, poverty, corruption, and chronic violence. Today, there are misconceptions and limited views regarding the causes of the humanitarian crisis in the region. These should be re-assessed by analyzing the root causes that sparked new incentives for migration, which are crucial to understanding the many interrelated factors affecting the Northern Triangle and its people.
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