Denver Newsroom, Oct 21, 2022 / 14:00 pm
Passing through the Darién jungle in Panama as the first stage of the route to reach the United States 3,000 miles to the north continues to be chosen by thousands of migrants, and the Church wants them to be aware of the dangers involved.
Red Clamor, which carries out pastoral work in Latin America in support of migrants and refugees, is trying to raise awareness with its recent campaign, “The Darién is not the way, it’s a dead end.”
The Darien jungle is shared by Panama and Colombia and is also considered a dead end — literally called a “plug” — because the Pan-American Highway is interrupted by a 66-mile stretch of marshland and mountains called the Darien Gap.
However, despite its dangers, it has once again become the path that thousands of migrants, mostly Venezuelans, have been taking in recent weeks to reach North America.