Migrant caravan begins to cross peacefully into Mexico

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — A caravan of hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants is crossing peacefully into Mexico, without the confrontations that marked last fall’s caravans.

Migrants simply showed identification bracelets to Mexican officials Thursday and walked into the border town of Ciudad Hidalgo across the border bridge where participants in another caravan clashed with Mexican police in October.

The process was much more orderly this time. In October, migrants tried to push through closed gates and ranks of riot police, leading authorities to fire pepper spray.

As in October, there are a lot of children in the latest caravan.

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