May 23, 2024

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Venezuelan migrants recall harrowing journey to Denver

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DENVER (KDVR) — Juan Carlos, a migrant living in Denver, said he was an orphan in his native Peru. As a child, he received medical care in the United States for a cleft lip.

Juan Carlos learned English. Later, he had a child with his wife, Arianna, in Venezuela. Now he’s using his English language skills to help other migrants in the city.

A month ago, Juan Carlos and his wife brought their son, 2-year-old Kurt, from Venezuela and across Colombia to the deep jungle that separates Central and South America.

“On foot, with the baby,” Juan Carlos said. “I take the baby here like a kangaroo.”

Family journeys 2 continents to the US

The family had to trek dangerous and steep terrain to cross from one continent to…

Rogelio Mares

2023-11-15 22:34:24

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