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Paul Mananga (43), a migrant from Congo, with his wife Nacha and one of their three children in the small one-bedroom apartment they have rented in Tapachula. They say they left Congo due to political issues and lived in Argentina for about three years, leaving due to the racism they encountered. She recounts the crossing of the Darien Gap, a long stretch of jungle between Colombia and Panama, as the hardest part of their journey. During the crossing they were violently assaulted and, as a result, one of her children became traumatised. They've been in Mexico for four months, of which she spent 45 days in detention where she caught dengue fever. While the initial idea was to reach the US the family is now hoping to settle in Mexico City, once Mexican authorities allow them to leave Tapachula.