- Title: Caravan migrants arrive at shelter in Mexico City
- Date: 5th November 2018
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 05, 2018) (REUTERS) VARIOUS, MOSTLY CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS ARRIVING AT LA MAGDALENA MIXHUCA SPORTS COMPLEX, WHICH IS BEING USED AS A TEMPORARY SHELTER PEOPLE GIVE THUMBS UP AND 'V' SIGN AS THEY ARRIVE VARIOUS, GROUP OF MIGRANTS IN FOREGROUND AS OTHERS DISEMBARK TRUCK MIGRANTS ARRIVING (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) 20 YEAR-OLD HONDURAN MIGRANT, JOSE ARMANDO FLORES, SAYING: "Well, the truth is they say it's very difficult. We're only going to arrive there (U.S.) carried by the hand of God. If God (wishes) we'll get in there. But, in the name of God we'll all get in. But, yes, it's difficult. They say that Donald Trump has the whole army at the border, and they're saying that if we try to cross they'll open fire." VARIOUS, MIGRANTS WALKING AT CENTRE CLOSE, FEET AND SHOES OF MAN HONDURAN MIGRANT, JUVENTINO ZAVALA, RESTING ON GRASS WITH HIS SON (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) 43 YEAR-OLD HONDURAN MIGRANT, JUVENTINO ZAVALA, SAYING: "We have faith in God. God will touch his (Donald Trump's) heart and he'll understand, he'll soften. We have a lot of faith, we're going to the border as a march, a protest, something like that, because what we want is to work, because in our country we can't work." VARIOUS, MEN WITH BABY AT SHELTER GENERAL VIEW, MIGRANTS RESTING AT SHELTER VARIOUS, PEOPLE WASHING THEMSELVES OUTSIDE OF SHELTER
- Embargoed: 19th November 2018 22:04
- Keywords: migrant caravan immigration emigration asylum refugees Mexico Guatemala Honduras
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA001958D4JR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Central American migrants from a caravan travelling through Mexico towards the United States continued to arrive in Mexico City on Monday (November 05), taking up temporary shelter at a sports stadium.
More than 1,000 Central Americans, many fleeing gang violence and financial hardship in their home countries, bedded down Sunday night (November 04) at the stadium where the city government set up medical aid and food kitchens.
Ahead of U.S. congressional elections this Tuesday (November 06), President Donald Trump has warned repeatedly about the advance of the caravan and ordered thousands of troops to the Mexican border, where units strung up razor wire this weekend.
The migrants arrived in the capital, nearly 500 miles (805 kilometres) from the closest border crossings in Texas, four weeks after setting out from the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.
"We have faith in God. God will touch his (Donald Trump's) heart and he'll understand, he'll soften. We have a lot of faith, we're going to the border as a march, a protest, something like that, because what we want is to work, because in our country we can't work," said Juventino Zavala, a 43 year-old Honduran migrant from the city of La Ceiba who is travelling with his son.
Thousands more Central Americans were moving in groups in the Gulf state of Veracruz, the central state of Puebla and in the southern state of Chiapas, local media reported.
The U.S. government has pressured Mexico to halt the advance of the migrants and President Enrique Pena Nieto has offered temporary identification papers and jobs if they register for asylum in the southern states of Chiapas and Oaxaca.
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