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Gangs blamed for refugee crisis in Central America

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Gang violence in parts of Central America has created a refugee crisis reminiscent of the 1980s when wars forced large numbers from their home countries, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Tens of thousands of refugees from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala - sometimes called Central America's Northern Triangle - have headed to neighboring countries as well as the United States where immigration is a key issue in this year's presidential election.

Source: Reuters