The Heat: “Migrant caravan” continues long journey across Mexico

The Heat

Migrants, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America en route to the United States, make their way to Mapastepec from Huixtla, Mexico at dawn October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Capturing the world’s attention, a group of migrants set out from Honduras earlier this month toward the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum. This week, the U.N. estimated about 7,200 people were part of the group marching north from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

They’ve made it to Southern Mexico where they crossed the Suchiate River that creates a border between Guatemala and its northern neighbor.

CGTN’s Franc Contreras reports from the Mexico-Guatemala border.

Follow Franc Contreras on Twitter @FrancMex

To discuss the situation in Central America and the immigration debate:

  • Enrique Morones is founder and director of Border Angels.
  • Daniela Carolina Velez is a DREAMer and current DACA recipient.
  • Ira Mehlman is a media director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
  • Sarah Pierce is a policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute.

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