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Long way to the promised land
An increasing number of Nepalis risk their lives and fortunes to sneak into the United States via Central America. The migrants pay Rs 2-4 million and make the arduous journey that can take up months. They cross 11 countries, working their way from Brazil, via Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico to the USA border, which takes some of them six months to more than a year.
I reported on this story as a Digital Media fellow at The Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco. This reporting was supported the International Center for Journalists.
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