Far from the Mediterranean: African migrants cross the Americas
Necocli (Colombia) (AFP) - Ahmed Kabeer fled his homeland of Sudan where he was tortured and traveled thousands of miles to find himself in a new hell: the ominous jungle that straddles Colombia and Panama. Unlike hundreds of thousands of other African migrants that crowd into precarious boats and launch into the Mediterranean Sea hoping to reach Europe, Kabeer's aim is the United States. "There is a route" through Latin America, said Kabeer, who has a huge scar on his left leg and walks with a limp. Kabeer is one of 23 people from the other side of the world who -- along with hundreds of Hait...