PHOTOS: Honduran migrants heading to US enter Guatemala

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young Honduran migrant stands with a woman
A young Honduran migrant stands with a woman as they travel with a caravan of migrants moving toward the country’s border with Guatemala, in Ocotepeque, Honduras, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Hundreds of Hondurans hoping to reach the United States bedded down for the night in the Guatemalan town of Esquipulas after that country’s authorities blinked first in attempts to halt their advance. U.S. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, threatened on Tuesday to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn’t stop the impromptu caravan of migrants.

The group estimated at 1,600 to 2,000 people fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras marched into Guatemala in sweltering heat Monday, twice pushing past outnumbered police sent to stop them — first at the border and then at a roadblock just outside Esquipulas.