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Advisory / Middle School / Refugee by Alan Gratz: Why are people fleeing Central America?

Does everyone fleeing violence in Central America end up in the US?

Not everyone makes it to the United States for a variety of reasons. This article from Latin American News Digest has more information.

What is happening in Central America that makes people flee their countries?

Global Issues in Context has news articles that talk about the current situation in Central America. you may need to scan through the list, or read a few articles to find the information. Use the map below and information from the articles to decide which Central American countries to search for more information. 

Map of Central America from Britanica