FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Panama registers record number of migrants crossing treacherous Darien Gap • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.
A record 42,000 #migrants bound for North America have this year entered #Panama by trekking across the perilous jungle area known as the Darien Gap, Panamanian authorities said on Wednesday, warning the numbers are likely to increase as borders open up. Every year many migrants perish during the gruelling six-day hike across the #DarienGap, a mountainous rainforest wilderness that straddles Colombia and Panama.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a transcontinental country largely in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean.
The capital is Bogotá, the country’s largest city. With over 50 million inhabitants Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world. The Republic of Colombia was declared in 1886. Panama seceded in 1903.
Colombia’s territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both the Atlantic and Pacific.
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