Muros Invisibles
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Muros Invisibles

Surviving on the Underground Railroad to Colombia

photo: Joshua Collins

We wake up on the streets of La Laguna after a frigid night. Our group has been walking and hitchhiking from the Venezuelan border for six days. Moisés, 18, is hungry and wants to buy some food for the long road ahead.

“I have 500 pesos (about 20 cents USD),” he says and looks at the rest of the group. They return blank stares.

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Joshua Collins

Joshua Collins

A reporter on immigration and world affairs, based in Cucuta, Colombia. Bylines at Al Jazeera, Caracas Chronicles, New Humanitarian and more