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Panama President Varela met Illegal Nepali immigrants

Los Angeles: An unknown number of Illegal Nepali immigrants, who were apparently heading to the United States of America, have been caught for illegally entering the Central American country.

They are currently staying at a shelter in Meteti, Panama.

Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela visited the shelter and met them on Monday. He has announced to construct a shelter for migrants who enter Panama from Colombia on foot, according to Associated Press.

Panama Migrants:: A group of migrants from Nepal stand inside a shelter during a visit by President Juan Carlos Varela, in Meteti, Panama, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. President Varela announced Monday the construction of a shelter for migrants that enter on foot from Colombia to Panama. (Photo: AP)

Human traffickers take scores of Illegal Nepali immigrants to the United States of America via South and American countries.

Meanwhile, among 388 illegal immigrants intercepted by the Colombian authorities till August 10 this year, majority of individuals hail from Cuba, Somalia, Nepal and Ethiopia, according to Colombia Reports.com.

They were using boats to cross the Caribbean Sea through the Gulf of Uraba and reach Panama on their way to the US.

According to Reports.com reports, more than 11,000 illegal migrants, including Nepalis, entered Panama so far in 2015.

:: Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela, left, talks with a a migrant from Nepal during a visit to a shelter in Meteti, Panama, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Photo: AP)

Published Date: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 | 09:56 PM

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