Guatemala sends back hundreds of migrants in caravan headed to US
Guatemala last weekend sent back hundreds of migrants who were in a caravan heading to the U.S. over the weekend.
The group was made up of mostly men from Honduras and Nicaragua, and children made up about 25 percent of the caravan.
The ministry said the individuals were either returned to their country of origin or the country they entered Guatemala from.
“We can’t go on another day here … I want to get to the United States,” a Nicaraguan man who was going to leave his country Monday told Reuters.
Authorities used riot shields to keep the group from advancing forward. Mexico and Guatemala have been working over the past few months to break up several caravans that have formed.
The U.S. has been working with Central American governments to curb immigration, as border crossings have spiked in recent months.
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