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Pope Francis Addresses Migrant Crisis in Darien Gap: ‘Every Refugee Challenges Us’

Luis Acosta
Migrants rest in Bajo Chiquito village, the first border control of the Darien Province in Panama, on September 22, 2023. The clandestine journey through the Darien Gap usually lasts five or six days, at the mercy of all kinds of bad weather.

The 100-mile-long Darien Gap, located on the border between Panama and Colombia, is one of the world’s most trafficked — and dangerous — migratory pathways.