Tougher Europe borders push more migrants towards US

A makeshift camp in Costa Rica's Penas Blancas, close to the border with Nicaragua, houses hundreds of Haitians, Congolese, Senegalese and Ghanahian migrants who are all waiting to continue their journey to the United StatesPeñas Blancas (Costa Rica) (AFP) – Europe’s toughened borders are prompting migrants to switch focus to the United States, but their trek is being thwarted in Central America, where a bottleneck has formed, according to the International Organization for Migration. In Costa Rica, a makeshift camp has sprung up housing hundreds of Africans and Haitians. There are an estimated 2,000 such migrants in Costa Rica.

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