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US homeland security chief tours Panama jungle migrant camp

 

August 25, 2019



PENITAS, Panama (AP) — The acting U.S. homeland security secretary visited a camp in the Panamanian jungle Friday housing hundreds of migrants who survived the perilous border crossing from Colombia, usually heading for the United States.

Kevin McAleenan arrived by SUV in Penitas shortly before midday and was briefed on the camp's operations and the physical conditions of those who crossed the region known as the Darien Gap. He did not interact during the brief visit with the migrants, who come mostly from Haiti, Cuba and Africa, along with some from Asian nations. Nor did he comment to j...



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