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Migrant children face exploitation, abuse in Mexico




Central American migrants clean pots and dishes at the Sagrada Familia shelter as they wait for the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in an attempt to reach the US border, in Apizaco, Tlaxcala state, Mexico on July 22, 2014.
Central American migrants clean pots and dishes at the Sagrada Familia shelter as they wait for the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in an attempt to reach the US border, in Apizaco, Tlaxcala state, Mexico on July 22, 2014.
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The flood of migrants from Central America is news in the U.S., but Mexico has long been dealing with a influx of children from countries like Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Many of the children who can't complete the long journey to the U.S. end up staying in Mexico, where they're left vulnerable to exploitation and abuse at the hands of corrupt Mexican officials.

Los Angeles Times reporter Tracy Wilkinson joins Take Two for more on the story.