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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “US sees highest number of migrants crossing over in decades” – below is their description.
More than 178,000 migrants were found crossing the US southern border in April.
That is among the highest monthly total seen in 20 years.
The migrants are mostly from Central America – where the pandemic and back-to-back hurricanes worsened already struggling economies.
Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from the Texas-Mexico border.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Mexico
Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.
Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.
Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.