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Why Nicaraguans aren't migrating to the US




A boy stands outside his house in Managua, Nicaragua on April 14, 2014.
A boy stands outside his house in Managua, Nicaragua on April 14, 2014.
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Over the last couple of months, the U.S. has experienced an upsurge in unaccompanied children from Central America crossing into the country illegally.

While most of these children come from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, we've seen few children coming from Nicaragua, which is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere after Haiti. 

Manuel Orozco, Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington DC, joins the show to explain.