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Second major migrantenkaravaan in Mexico left for US

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A second group of migrants from Central America on Tuesday, in Mexico left for the United States. 1,500 to 2,000 people marched on Tuesday from Ciudad Hidalgo at the border with Guatemala to the 30 km verdergelegen city of Tapachula, in the southern state of Chiapas.

This second so-called migrantenkaravaan has no intention to join the first group, which are already north of the city. That said, the representative of the Mexican migratiebureau, Gerardo García Benavente, on the station Radio Fórmula. The migrants are convinced that they are the American border will pick up, says García Benavente.

A first out of 5,000 migrants existing caravan reached, meanwhile, the city of Juchitán in the state of Oaxaca. The group was made on 13 October in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula left. Their goal is also the American border in Tijuana. From Juchitán, that is a distance of 3,500 kilometres.

By the river

On the Guatemalan side of the border in the south gathered in the meantime a third group to go to Mexico. Approximately 350 migrants were located Tuesday in Tecún Umán and wait there for the arrival of even more people.

A man from Honduras, died Sunday in confrontations between the police and the caravan, when the grensbrug between Guatemala and Mexico in Tecún Umán wanted to cross. Because the Mexican police, the passage through the bridge is blocked, tried the migrants Mexico within to get through the Suchiate river.

The American president Donald Trump considers the migrants from Central America as a threat to his country and decided more than 5.200 soldiers to the southern border with Mexico. Trump has of the march of the immigrants an election issue. The migrantenkaravaan will, however, for the midterms the American border not to reach.

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