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McAleenan tours jungle migrant camp

PENITAS, Panama (AP) — The acting U.S. Homeland Security secretary has visited a camp with hundreds of migrants who survived the perilous jungle border crossing from Colombia to Panama. Kevin McAleenan arrived in Penitas shortly before midday Friday and was briefed on the camp’s operations and the physical conditions of those who crossed the region known as the Darien Gap. He did not interact with the migrants, who come mostly from Haiti, Cuba, Africa or Asia. Panamanian authorities estimate that more than 10,000 people have crossed through Darien so far this year.

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