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A Haitian Odyssey E3: Colombia

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Roberto Martinez, TPR

To get to the U.S. border from South America, Haitians must journey on foot through an isolated stretch of jungle called the Darién Gap. This unruly path from northern Colombia to southern Panama is a literal gap in the Pan-American Highway, teeming with venomous animals, armed groups and rushing rivers. In episode three of Line in the Land, Haitian migrants take listeners with them on a forested journey like no other.

Elizabeth Trovall is the immigration reporter at the Houston Chronicle. Prior to her post, Trovall covered immigration for the NPR affiliate in Houston, Houston Public Media. Reach her at elizabeth.trovall@chron.com or on Twitter @elizTrovall.
Joey Palacios can be reached atJoey@TPR.org and on Twitter at @Joeycules
Stephania Corpi is a Mexican journalist, documentary photographer and a co-host and co-producer of the Line in the Land and La Línea podcasts from Texas Public Radio.
Sofía Sánchez can be reached at tpr.sofia@gmail.com and on Twitter at @sofiahanalei