The Central Americans crossing Mexico in the migrant caravan that has infuriated President Donald Trump are fleeing gang violence, poverty and political repression.
Here are five of their stories.
– ‘Trump has no idea’ –
At 38 years old, Oscar Dalis is making his second attempt to reach the United States.
There are no jobs in his native El Salvador, he says, and the violence has gotten so bad “you can’t live there.”
Brutal turf wars between gangs like MS-13 and Barrio 18 have given the country the highest murder rate in the world.