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Thousands of Hondurans clash with Guatemalan police and enter Mexico

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  • Fri, 10/19/2018 - 17:33
Honduras
  • EFE

A caravan of more than 1,000 Honduran migrants that left San Pedro Sula on Saturday clashed today with the police in Tecún Umán, a border point between Mexico and Guatemala, and crossed into Mexico.

Some 3,000 people, including men, women and children, left this Friday Tecún Umán park, in the department of San Marcos, and went to the border, where a strong military presence on the side of Guatemala awaited them.

After moments of tension, given the suffocating heat and overcrowding, the caravan surpassed the police lined up along the fence and limited to cross the border to the passive glance of the agents.

The caravan now crosses the bridge over the Suchiate River and disperses through Mexican territory in order to reach the United States.

Since October 14, one day after the caravan left the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, the Red Cross assisted a total of 768 people, who provided them with transfers, psychosocial support, pre-hospital care, water distribution and restoring contact with family members.

Hondurans remain firm in their desire to achieve the "American dream" despite the fact that US President Donald Trump threatened to close the country's southern border with Mexico if the caravan continues with its journey and also said it would cut aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

 

Source: EFE

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