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Trapped in the Triangle: PIX11 Live with Catholic Charities in Northern Triangle

PIX11 News Christian Benavides Reporting From The Northern Triangle
Image via Twitter @cbenavidesTV

by John-Mark de Palma

Reporting live from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala this week, Tribune Broadcasting’s PIX11 News, New York, announced that Christian Benavides will be an embedded reporter on Catholic Charities of New York’s mission trip to the Northern Triangle. Travelling with the Catholic Charities team lead by Executive Director, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, are New York State Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, and Stewart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Their hope is to provide a better understanding of the factors contributing to the current U.S. migrant crisis and to contribute to the local and national discussions. 

The Northern Triangle area of Central America is plagued by gang violence from MS13 and 18th Street Gang members. The resulting harsh living conditions and mortality rates cause thousands to flee to the United States. Approximately 3,000 children from the Northern Triangle were assisted by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York in 2018 and that number is expected to jump to 8,000 children in 2019. 

“The story of migration from Central America is one of profound complexity. It’s about people not politics. We at PIX11 are pleased to take our viewers to the heart of a region to discover why so many are willing to risk so much and to come so far,” said Vickie Burns, Vice President of News and Content for PIX11. 

According to Tribune Broadcasting, PIX11’s special live reports, Trapped in the Triangle, will begin airing on PIX11 and on Wednesday, April 24, and longer feature segments will air on PIX11 and the week of April 29. 

Follow PIX11 reporter, Chritain Benavides, as he reports on social media from the Northern Triangle.  

Learn more about Catholic Charities of New York's Mission in the Northern Triangle by following the conversation on Twitter.

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