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December 15, 2009 10:15 PM

Poverty in Central America pushes residents to risk the trip north

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala | The Rev. Ademar Barilli, the gun-toting, straight-talking Brazilian priest who runs a way station for migrants here, has a message for America. Nothing, he says, will stop the flow of poor workers to higher-paying jobs in America. Not a wall, not the Border Patrol, not electronic sensors, not even the recession.

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