Migrants take long, winding road to reach EU gateway Hungary

April 22, 2015 10:57 AM

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From a Budapest hilltop overlooking a panorama of central Europe, Jean-Paul Apetey reflects on how far he's come, how improbable and unexpected his journey has been — and yet how many miles he still must go.

The 34-year-old from Ivory Coast has spent years searching for a new life. He has piloted a migrant-packed boat from Turkey to Greece even though he'd never been at sea; lost his belongings evading police during a 200-kilometer (125-mile) trek through Macedonia; escaped from a band of Bangladeshi sm...

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