Honduras urges to investigate death of migrant in Guatemala and Mexico border

  • EFE

The Honduran government regretted the death of the Honduran migrant during the clash with Mexican federals after crossing the border with Guatemala, in his attempt to reach the US, and urged to investigate the incident.

In a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Honduras said it "deeply regrets" the death of Honduran Henry Díaz, who was hit by a rubber bullet on Sunday.

Díaz Reyes, who was shot in the head, died when he was transferred by Guatemalan firemen to a welfare center in the municipality of Ayutla, in the southwestern department of San Marcos.

"As a government we reject any form of criminalization and violence against migrants, and we urge to investigate this fact," the Honduran government said. It also urged Hondurans who try to reach the United States to "look for the means put at their disposal by the Government to achieve a safe return to their homes so as not to endanger their lives and that of their families".

This group, mostly Hondurans, on Sunday broke the metal fence of Tecún Umán that separates Guatemala from Mexico and after a clash with the police they ran shouting into Mexican territory.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump warned today the caravan of migrants who left from Honduras and is moving towards the southern border of the country that the Military "are waiting for them" in what he considered an "invasion".

The US Government plans to deploy up to 5,000 additional soldiers on its southern border to respond to the arrival of the caravan of thousands of immigrants from Honduras, local media reported today.

"This is an invasion of our country and our Military are waiting for you!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

The president said that "many gang members and some very bad people" are mixed into the caravan, without offering details about it.

"Please go back, you will not be admitted into the US unless you go through the legal process," he said.


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