- Title: Second migrant caravan heads further into Mexico en route to USA
- Date: 5th November 2018
- Summary: ARRIAGA, CHIAPAS, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 4, 2018) (REUTERS) HONDURAN MIGRANT CARAVAN WALKING ON ROAD, HEAD OF CARAVAN HOLDING LARGE, WHITE CROSS MIGRANTS GETTING OFF BUS MIGRANTS ARRIVING AT TEMPORARY SHELTER MIGRANTS ARRIVING AT LOCAL SPORTS GROUND THAT WILL SERVE AS TEMPORARY SHELTER MIGRANTS WALKING TOWARDS SHELTER VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS IN LINE TO REGISTER AT SHELTER MIGRANTS LYING ON GROUND ON SPORTS COURT MIGRANT FAMILY MOTHER GIVING HER CHILD AN ICE BLOCK (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) HONDURAN MOTHER IN CARAVAN, BERNARDINA HERNANDEZ, SAYING: "Thanks to God, it has gone well. We've always been helped, the medics are nice, they've always given us a hand. The few of us who are on the road we haven't suffered, they've (Mexicans) always helped us." GENERAL VIEW OF MIGRANTS PREPARING TO TAKE UP SHELTER IN LOCAL SPORTS COURT
- Embargoed: 19th November 2018 01:21
- Keywords: Central America Mexico USA migrants migrant caravan El Salvador Arriaga Chiapas
- Location: ARRIAGA, CHIAPAS, MEXICO
- City: ARRIAGA, CHIAPAS, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001958AEKN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A second migrant caravan travelling through Mexico is making its way further into the country, en route to the United States to escape violence and poverty back home.
This group of migrants has been travelling on foot through the southern state of Chiapas for much of last week, stopping over at the town of Arriaga on Sunday (November 4) where a temporary shelter has been set up by local authorities to provide medical support and food.
Mexico has reported at least three caravans travelling across the country. Estimates for those travelling in the groups range from 2,800 up to 4,000.
U.S. President Donald Trump has fixed on the caravan and immigration in the run up to U.S. congressional elections. Last month, the Pentagon said it was deploying more than 5,200 troops to the border at Trump's direction to confront the men, women and children travelling through Mexico as they flee violence and poverty in Central America.
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