Mexico:Surge of African migrants risk Latin America jungle trek for U.S.dream

African migrant Chofong Betrand (left) and two friends from the Cameroon at the Mexican government’s National Migration Institute in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula December 14, 2016. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Anastasia Moloney

Countryside in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas through which migrants make their journey north to the United States. December 13, 2016. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Anastasia Moloney

Migrants and local traders use rafts to cross the Suchiate River that divides Guatemala and Mexico. December 12, 2016. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Anastasia Moloney

MAP – Migrants from Africa travelling through Latin America to reach US.

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