Migrantenkaravaan trekt noordwaarts van Honduras
October 16, 2018 -
Honderden Hondurezen die de armoede en het geweld in hun thuisland
ontvluchten, trekken in een karavaan van migranten noordwaarts in de
hoop in de VS een nieuw leven op te kunnen bouwen.
Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Oct 15, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally, according to a Reuters report.
The caravan formed on Oct 12, a day after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged the presidents of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to persuade their citizens to stay home and not put their families in danger by undertaking the risky journey to the United States.
Dubbed “March of the Migrant,” the participants plan to seek refugee status in Mexico or pass through to the United States.