Final destination: For many of the world’s refugees, Mexico is their new home

07/13/2021

Source: NBC News

“You arrive very beaten, and you have to learn to transform the pain,” one Nicaraguan said. “That is why I will always be grateful to Mexico for giving me refuge.”

Marian Pérez Guerra, 39, knew when it was time to leave her home country of Nicaragua.

“They started shooting at our house. That’s where we knew we had to leave,” she said, recounting the threats she constantly received following her participation in demonstrations against the government of President Daniel Ortega.

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