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Panama’s next president wants a deal with US on deporting migrants who cross the perilous Darien Gap


Associated Press

LAJAS BLANCAS, Panama (AP) — Panama’s President-elect José Raúl Mulino says he wants an agreement with the United States on deporting migrants who cross into the world’s busiest migration route, the perilous Darien Gap, along his country’s border with Colombia. Mulino said on Friday during a visit to the border region that he will discuss the possible deal with a U.S. delegation that’s expected to attend his inauguration next week. The 65-year-old lawyer, who will take the reins of Panama on Monday, promised during his campaign to shut down the Darien Gap, calling the daily crossings “an odyssey that does not have a reason to exist.”

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