The migrant crisis on the Mexico-United States border has cast fresh light on the exodus of people from Haiti and the long, dangerous journeys through the Americas that thousands from the crisis-stricken island nation have embarked on over the last decade.

Besides traditional destinations such as the Dominican Republic and the United States, Haitians were increasingly drawn to countries like Chile and Brazil during the South American economic boom.

But the pandemic and the tightening of immigration policies, especially in Chile, has forced thousands of Haitians on a perilous journey north toward the US. EFE