A crowd of migrants waiting for a bus

Dozens of migrants and asylum seekers wait for a bus to take them from the migrant reception station of Lajas Blancas, on the Panamanian side of the Darién, to the migrant reception station of Planes de Gualaca, close to the border with Costa Rica. Neither one is suitable for long stays, but many people stay for several days because of ill health, family separation, or lack of money to continue their journey.

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