God Bless the Child

The correlation between climbing homicide rates and child migration is too obvious to deny.

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During the past decade, around a quarter million children from the “Northern Triangle” countries of Central America — Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — may have arrived at the US-Mexico border unaccompanied by their parents. Academic researchers first noticed the phenomenon as early as 2008, but by 2014 the trickle became a deluge: that year, […]

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