Hatian Immigrants In Cali

1 year 1 week ago #722702 by Pitter
A little photojournalism here: Thousands of Haitians immagrants most without documents are passing through Colombia in an effort to reach the United States. Currently many are holed up at the Cali, Colombia bus terminal unable to get transport northward to the border with Panamá. Officially they can't board interdepartmental busses without documentation but the city is trying to waive that requirement in order to move them on. Many are taking pirate transport. Their journey is stunningly arduous. I found one who spoke Spanish and asked him about it. He said they flew to Chile at a cost of three thousand dollars then bussed their way north through Peru then Ecuador and on into Colombia. This became especially difficult over the last few days when fifteen hundred of them were massed at the border with Ecuador unable to continue as bus services had collapsed under the load of migrants. Once they pass through Colombia and reach Necoclí on the Gulf of Urabá they must cross that body of water to reach Capurganá which is on the border with Panamá. According to the news there are 12,000 in Nacoclí at the moment. At Capurganá the real struggle begins. They must trek several days through the Darién jungle crossing rivers, and fending off poisonous snakes and attacks by robbers. A fair number don't make it. Those that do then must travel through Central America and Mexico before attempting to cross into the US. Though more than 90% are Haitian there are Brazillians, Africans and Cubans as well. There must have been three hundred or more at the terminal today. As can be seen in the photos many small children make this treacherous journey.







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1 year 1 week ago #722703 by Nikon Shooter
Horrible. heartbreaking images but very good photos, Pitter!

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1 year 6 days ago #722723 by Stephen Graham
Yeah! it is very moving. Nice photos though! 


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1 year 3 days ago #722932 by Kira Minori
These are true stories! I wonder how it difficult it is especially in this time of Covid. Nice pair. 


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1 year 2 days ago #722996 by Hannah Williams
Nice photo! I hope things get better now. 


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