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This week Latino USA takes a look at the child refugee crisis story that took the media by storm early this summer and asks: How did this happen? We break down some central American history. An ex-gang member from El Salvador tell us his story. Luis Argueta, Guatemalan filmmaker, shares testimonials revealing the reality in Guatemala. We learn about coyotes, those responsible for smuggling the children. And we examine how the media has shaped this story.

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