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By November of last year, deportations of Central Americans exceeded 185,900

San Salvador, January 20 (EFE).- Deportations of Salvadorans, Hondurans and Guatemalans reached 185,940 between January and November 2022, according to official data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), reviewed this Friday by EFE.

According to the IOM, which collects figures from government agencies in each country, this figure is 63.6% higher than the 113,638 cases in 2021 that were registered in the same period.

Data on repatriations in the Northern Triangle of Central America indicate that El Salvador registered 13,721 deportations, Honduras 83,967 and Guatemala 88,252.

Of the total number of deportations in this region, 84,528 were from the United States, 100,641 from Mexico, and 771 from other unspecified countries, with an upward fluctuation of 72,302 cases.

Overall, repatriations from the United States increased by 228.3%, while child and adolescent cases alone increased by 256.9%, from 5,253 in 2021 to 18,747 today.

In the case of Mexico, this income increased by 15.7% overall, while juvenile incomes increased by 5.2%.

The IOM report indicates that El Salvador is the country with the highest increase at 92.6%, followed by Honduras at 75.1% and Guatemala at 65%.

A survey conducted on Thursday by the University Institute of Public Opinion (Iudop) showed that 21.4% of its population “want to migrate” to another country in 2023, mostly for economic reasons.

Source: El Diario





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