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Gov't checkpoints push Central Americans toward more dangerous routes

Caravans of Central Americans heading toward the U.S. have been driven underground by government checkpoints at the Guatemala-Mexico border, Mexico Center director Tony Payan says. "It's going to have a pernicious effect because people are not going to band together by the hundreds or thousands. They’re probably going to resort to organized smugglers or ‘coyotes'" as they cross remote areas and mountain passes. KTSM: