- Title: Second migrant caravan rests in Oaxacan town
- Date: 6th November 2018
- Summary: TAPANATEPEC, OAXACA STATE, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 06, 2018) (REUTERS) VARIOUS, MEMBERS OF SECOND MIGRANT CARAVAN WALKING DOWN HIGHWAY IN SOUTHERN MEXICO, MAN CARRYING PAIL WITH U.S. FLAG AND WEARING SMALL U.S. FLAG IN HIS HAT VARIOUS, MIGRANTS WALKING DOWN SIDE OF HIGHWAY CROWD OF MIGRANTS VARIOUS, GROUP OF MIGRANTS SLEEPING ON GROUND IN TOWN PARK VARIOUS, MIGRANTS RESTING AGAINST WALL IN PARK (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) HONDURAN MIGRANT, MAYRA, SAYING: "My biggest worry is immigration (officials) because there have been moments when we have been left behind, (because of) the pain in my knee. Those are the worries we've had. That we will be arrested by immigration (officials), but thank God, we're all right and God has protected us." MIGRANTS RESTING IN PARK MIGRANTS WASHING CLOTHES IN RIVER (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) HONDURAN MIGRANT, CARMEN, SAYING: "Anyone can say it's easy, but no, you have to sleep on the floor, put up with hunger, cold, having to walk. It's not easy." GENERAL VIEW, MIGRANTS WASHING, BATHING IN RIVER
- Embargoed: 20th November 2018 21:04
- Keywords: migrant caravan immigration emigration asylum refugees Mexico Guatemala Honduras
- Location: TAPANATEPEC, OAXACA STATE, MEXICO
- City: TAPANATEPEC, OAXACA STATE, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00195DDD1J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Some 1,500 migrants of mostly Central American origin that formed a second caravan to make their way through Mexico and to the United States have made it to the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Most of the migrants arrived in Tapanatepec, Oaxaca on Monday (November 05) evening and are spending a day in the small town resting and regaining their strength before pressing on with their trek.
Town authorities have allowed the migrants to rest in a park and a temporary shelter was also set up. Medical services are being provided to ill adults and children, and townspeople are handing out food, potable water, and personal hygiene products to the group.
One migrant from Honduras, Mayra, said that her primary concern was the threat of arrest from immigration officials, while another Honduran woman, Carmen, said, "anyone can say it's easy but, no, you have to sleep on the floor, put up with hunger, cold, having to walk. It's not easy."
Organizers of this second caravan said that the group would spend the night in Tapanatepec again on Tuesday (November 06), but rise early to begin the journey to their next destination of Santiago Niltepec some 54 kilometers (33 miles) away.
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