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By RANDY KREHBIEL - Tulsa World Modified: July 28, 2014 at 7:06 am •  Published: July 28, 2014

From San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras to McAllen, Texas, is 1,000 miles as the crow flies.

By foot, by van, by the long-haul freight train called “The Beast,” it is even farther.

And by other measures it is farther still.

San Pedro Sula is the epicenter of the recent surge in juvenile migration to the United States. It is by many accounts the most violent city in the world and, according to the New York Times, sent more than 2,000 minors to the U.S. over the past year.

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