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Guatemalan youngsters flee to the US

Desperate to escape poverty and violence, child migrants are fleeing to the US in increasing numbers.

Last updated: 21 Jun 2014 02:16
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Child migrants are fleeing, in increasing numbers, from Guatemala to the United States.

Desperate to escape poverty and violence, many mistakenly believe they won't be sent back home.

Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala.

 

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