Teenager survives harrowing journey to begin new life
By Debbie Shelley
The Catholic Commentator
“Maria” made a dangerous journey from Central America to the United States and was kidnapped before she got to the border. But her life was even more at risk if she didn’t leave home.
Poverty and violence caused by organized crime and drug cartels compel many unaccompanied children to make the treacherous trip from Central and South America to the United States, where some hope to reunite with their families. Photo by CNS”
The 17-year-old lived a relatively happy childhood in Honduras, but as she