Central America

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 13, 2019 Show 595 Hour 1

President Trump has been critical of Mexico for what he calls the country's failure to tamp down on illegal migration that uses Mexico as a pathway to America for people from Central American countries such as Guatemala. A recent U.S./Mexico Joint Declaration promises "unprecedented steps to increase enforcement."

NPR has featured reporting this week from the western border between Guatemala and Mexico. 

Kealey Bultena

A group from the Sioux Falls area is back in South Dakota after distributing wheelchairs to people in need in Guatemala. The Dispatch Project team members worked at a wheelchair seating clinic. They adjusted chairs to fit the needs of children and adults with disabilities.

SDPB's Kealey Bultena participated in the trip to Central America. Listen to her description of the experience as she talks with In The Moment host Lori Walsh here, and read select stories below.