22. Episode – Traffickers not the key cause of migrant deaths and danger

The media have focused on the individuals driving the trailer that saw 53 refugees and migrants die of heat exhaustion and suffocation. But the important questions are why should people fleeing for their lives and seeking help have to hide in the first place? How would people smugglers or coyotes continue profiting if there was free movement of people? We review various recent tragic migration events, then look behind the curtain to what is actually spurring on the big business of smuggling.

She has been a journalist for two decades. During the last 13 years she has worked as a journalist and editor from Venezuela and Ecuador, and now from Mexico. She is the author of a literary fiction novel, The Butterfly Prison, and a children’s book, The Beauty Rules of Flowertown.

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