Another migrant caravan heads north

Lloyd Doyle
October 16, 2018

More than 1,000 people, including families and women carrying babies, set off on Saturday from Honduras towards the United States in a mass migration march.

The new caravan, originating from Honduras, has grown to over 1,500 people from the original 160 migrants, according to reports Monday.

Some 1,300 people joined the so-called "March of the Migrant" - just days after the US urged Honduras' president to halt mass migration.

The group was organized using social media, according to Reuters, which quoted Bartolo Fuentes, the alleged organizer, who said those in the march will request refugee status once they reach Mexico or a pass to allow them to continue north to the usa border.

According to Bartolo Fuentes, the organizer and former MP, the caravan, dubbed "March of the Migrant", departed from the northern Honduran town of San Pedro Sula and plans to cross over into Mexico through neighboring Guatemala.

"Tell your people - don't put your families at risk by taking the unsafe journey north to attempt to enter the United States illegally", said the Vice President during the meeting.

Pence told Central American leaders at the conference last week that the USA would provide more support for efforts to improve economic opportunity and social conditions if they would do the same.

Mass migrations have become a growing problem at the border.

Frustration with poverty is a common explanation by migrants for participating in the latest caravan.

Honduras also has led the world for homicide rates in recent years. These days, there is none, he said. Trucks with empty cargo holds have stopped intermittently to pick some up and get them as far along as possible.

A young man carries a child in the Hondurans' caravan.

Hondurans, fleeing poverty and violence, are seen here in San Pedro Sula.

He began crying as he described his worry about finding them at one of the many waystations between Honduras and the U.S. Also, Mexico said it issues visas at its consulates overseas, not at border entry points.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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