How this quiet region in Guatemala became the epicenter of migration

A child's death at the U.S. border put a spotlight on the peaceful highlands, where more people than ever are fleeing for the United States.

In Yalambojoch, Catarina Gomez Lucas makes her family's tortillas every morning. In December, her brother Felipe died in U.S. custody after crossing the border with their father. Residents of their region of Huehuetenango are leaving Guatemala for the U.S. in record numbers.
Photograph by Natalie Keyssar, National Geographic

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