Migration isn't caused just by violence and failing governments: Climate-related problems such as drought, extreme storms and excessive heat have pushed many small farmers in Central America to leave their land and head north.
The state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico is still recovering from the strongest earthquake to hit the country in a century. The epicenter of the damage occurred on the main route that Central American migrants travel on to the US, complicating their journey north.
Increasingly, when people talk climate change, they talk about adapting to it. In southern Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, adaptation could be easier, cheaper and better at preparing for a future of more intense tropical storms and hurricanes.
Six months after Tropical Storm Manuel devastated Acapulco, the resort's tourist areas are back to normal. But it's a different story behind the scenes: local residents say the government prefers to move them than build new climate defenses.
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