Panama is using barbed-wire in an attempt to stop migrants heading to the U.S.

Panama has recently installed barbed-wire fencing along the Darien Gap in an attempt to impede migrants heading towards the U.S., causing concern among those attempting to cross the dense jungle that connects South and Central America. Despite these efforts, videos circulating on WhatsApp show migrants finding ways around the barriers, with some digging under them to continue their journey. Panama’s Ministry of Public Security has taken responsibility for the fencing, citing it as a measure to regulate the influx of people and combat organized crime. Meanwhile, the U.S. has clarified that it did not assist in erecting the barriers, although it supports Panama’s efforts to manage migration and has agreed to cooperate on repatriating illegally present migrants.

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