The once staggering number of Central American child migrants crossing the border has fallen dramatically in recent months.
But to discourage future migration flows, experts say the violence and poverty that helped trigger the exodus must be addressed.
In recent years, the U.S. spent $800 million on programs to address drug trafficking, gangs, and crime in Central America. And some of those programs are aimed specifically at helping young people.
- KJZZ Fronteras Desk: US Seeks To Curb Central American Child Exodus With Youth Programs
This segment aired on October 14, 2014.