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Central America: Climate, drought, migration and the border

17 Apr 2019, Cntr for Climate and Sec

The dominant media narrative that explains the reasons for current Central American migration to the United States concentrates on the dismal economic and security conditions across source states. However, those explanations don’t tell the whole story: drought linked with environmental degradation is an under-recognised factor that heavily influences migration.




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