The Latest: Migrant caravan on the move again
NILTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the caravan of migrants moving across southern Mexico (all times local):
A caravan of thousands of migrants is continuing its slow advance, setting off through Mexico’s narrow, windy isthmus for the Oaxaca state city of Juchitan, which was devastated by an earthquake last September.
Migrants along the highway on Tuesday have been stuffing themselves into truck beds and sprinting alongside semi-trailer rigs, trying to grab hold and pull themselves up.
Twenty-three-year-old Levin Guillen of Corinto in Honduras said he’s been getting threats from the same people who killed his father 18 years ago, and he hopes to reach an aunt who lives in Los Angeles. The farmer says he wants a chance to work and live in peace.
In his words, “We just want to a way to get to our final goal, which is the border.”
When told that U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered 5,200 troops to the border, he replied: “According to what they say, we are not going to be very welcome at the border, but we’re going to try.”