In a small northern Colombian town, migrants pursue the dream of a new life in North America


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Every morning as the sun rises over the Caribbean, hundreds of people gather on the beach at Necoclí, a small town on Colombia’s north coast. Surrounded by suitcases and black bin bags containing all that they have, or all that they can carry, they are pursuing the dream of a new life in North America. In front of them is the Gulf of Urabá, the southernmost part of the Gulf of Darién, the body of water that separates northern Colombia and Panama. Most of the isthmus that links South and Central America is impassable swamp and jungle-covered mountain. There is...