Honduras migrant caravan reaches Mexico border

Latin America

Central American migrants walk on the bridge over the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala and Mexico, towards the border crossing in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying Mexican authorities’ entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

A chaotic situation on the Guatemala-Mexico border.

Thousands of migrants from Honduras advanced on Mexico’s southern border as they march to the United States.

Mexican troops blocked the caravan as it arrived, forcing some to turn back.

Others tried to tear down the border gate.

CGTN’s Franc Contreras has more from Mexico City.

Caravan migrants torn down a border fence separating Guatemala from Mexico. Dozens of undocumented immigrants ran into Mexico before police officers deployed pepper spray leaving the rest withdrawing from the border.

Many are Central Americans participating in a migrant caravan that has traveled from Honduras through Guatemala and to southern Mexico.

The incident happened as United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo met with Mexico’s Foreign Relations Minister Luis Videgaray. Videgaray said Mexico has called on the United Nations to help deal with the immigration crisis.

The United States President took a different tone. On Thursday, at a campaign rally in the U.S. state of Montana, Donald Trump added immigration to the list of next month’s mid-term election issues in the United States.

“This this will be an election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense. It’s going to be an election of those things,” said Donald Trump the President of the United States.

Trump never talked about the causes of the problem. But the top diplomats from the United States and Mexico agreed improving the economy in Honduras could help solve it. No one mentioned the ongoing political crisis in that Central American nation.