- Title: Second migrant caravan make inroads in Mexico en route to USA
- Date: 9th November 2018
- Summary: SANTO DOMINGO INGENIO, OAXACA, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 8, 2018) (REUTERS) MIGRANTS GATHERED MIGRANTS, INCLUDING CHILDREN, GOING ONTO BACK OF TRUCK MIGRANTS TRAVELLING ON BACK OF TRUCK MIGRANTS SITTING ON TOP OF MOVING TRUCK MIGRANT FAMILIES AT BACK OF TRUCK, TRUCK WITH MIGRANTS ON COUNTRY ROAD MIGRANTS TRAVELLING AT BACK OF TRUCK MIGRANTS TRAVELLING ON HIGHWAY ON TOP OF TRUCK MIGRANTS SITTING AT BACK OF TRUCK MATIAS ROMERO, OAXACA, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 8, 2018) (REUTERS) MIGRANTS GETTING DOWN FROM TRUCK AS THEY ARRIVE AT SITE OF TEMPORARY SHELTER MOTHER AND CHILD AT SHELTER MIGRANTS SITTING ON GROUND AT SHELTER (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) HONDURAN MIGRANT, CARMEN, SAYING: "We've been out on foot. I've had sick children with me so we've received a ride, I think most have received a ride most of the way. They (her children) haven't had to walk much. It's been good." MIGRANTS ON THE GROUND AT CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND GENERAL VIEW OF PARK WITH MIGRANTS MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (NOVEMBER 8, 2018) (REUTERS) EFFIGY OF DEVIL WITH PLACARD THAT READS "TRUMP, DON'T MILITARISE THE BORDER". MIGRANTS WALKING THROUGH LARGE TENTS PUT OUT FOR TEMPORARY SHELTER MIGRANTS LINING UP FOR FOOD MIGRANTS RECEIVING FOOD (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) COORDINATOR OF HONDURAN MIGRANT CARAVAN, MILTON BENITEZ, SAYING: "(President Enrique) Pena Nieto has also been quite rotten. He said Mexico is a home to, a refuge for migrants. And then in Tapachula (border city in Chiapas) many were taken from shelters. I think this shows he's not fulfilling (his promises). These people (migrants) don't want anything from anyone, they just need vehicles so they can keep on moving. They can't keep on going on intrepidly, where they've been given rides. There's a pact that needs to be followed." MIGRANTS WALKING OUT ON FOOT FEET OF MIGRANTS MIGRANTS MARCHING WITH BANNER INDICATING THEY ARE FROM HONDURAS MIGRANT WALKING, PAN TO HIS FEET UN FLAG MIGRANTS GATHERED OUTSIDE UNITED NATION'S OFFICE MIGRANT OUTSIDE UN OFFICE MIGRANT RALLYING PROTESTERS OUTSIDE UN OFFICE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) COORDINATOR OF HONDURAN MIGRANT CARAVAN, MILTON BENITEZ, SAYING: "Don't make a pact for impunity, with criminals. What does it cost so that these people (migrants) can get a happy ending? What do they (Mexican authorities) want to provoke? More massacres? Human rights is about avoiding tears. Don't go on bringing out tears."
- Embargoed: 23rd November 2018 02:33
- Keywords: aid help Oaxaca caravan Mexico City USA border Mexico United Nations President Donald Trump migrants
- Location: SANTO DOMINGO INGENIO AND MATIAS ROMERO, OAXACA, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: SANTO DOMINGO INGENIO AND MATIAS ROMERO, OAXACA, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00195ND3YF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Migrants travelling through Mexico en route to the United States on Thursday (November 8) called on the Mexican government to help them on their journey north towards the U.S., as a second caravan advances through the southern state of Oaxaca.
Some 1,500 migrants of mostly Central American origin that formed a second caravan stopped at a local Oaxacan shelter in Matias Romero for food and rest.
Whilst some were grateful to Mexico for receiving passage and aid along the way, others were critical of President Enrique Pena Nieto who has promised temporary jobs to those who stay on in the country.
The caravan had incurred U.S. President Donald Trump's wrath in the lead up to this week's U.S. congressional elections, referring to the group as an "invasion". Trump has ordered 7,000 troops to the border to stall the migrants.
In Mexico City, members of the first migrant caravan protested outside the United Nation's offices in the capital for assistance.
Women, the elderly and children form a significant part of the caravan. Migrants say they are fleeing poverty and violence in their home states.
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