Michael's Dispatches

Faces Without Joy: The Fate of Children — Darien Gap, the March to America

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This is a sad truth of the journey. I could turn around and show my videos of others who seem elated. Especially many young Cubans. Some literally appear like they are on Spring Break.

And to be sure, I’ve trekked a fair bit in the Himalaya. Up to Everest Base Camp twice. Annapurna Circuit roughly three times, and plenty more. Trekkers get hurt and die all the time.

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If you are in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Nepal, or Bangladesh, India, or Africa, Cuba or Haiti, and you read these words. And still decide to come. Be prepared for pain. Sorrow.

Darien Gap is The Wild.

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When you go into The Wild, some will not return. All will be changed.

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