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TIJUANA, Mexico | Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

TIJUANA, Mexico  — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the U.S. border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while U.S. authorities across the border were readying razor wire security barriers. Mexican officials in Tijuana were struggling to deal with a group of 357 migrants who arrived aboard nine buses Tuesday … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

IRAPUATO, Mexico | Migrant caravan moving to western Mexico city of Guadalajara

IRAPUATO, Mexico— Several thousand Central American migrants marked a month on the road Monday as they hitched rides to the western Mexico city of Guadalajara and toward the U.S. border. Most appear intent on taking the Pacific coast route northward to the border city of Tijuana, which is still about 1,550 miles (2,500 kilometers) away. … Continue reading IRAPUATO, Mexico | Migrant caravan moving to western Mexico city of Guadalajara

MEXICO CITY  | Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

MEXICO CITY  — Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the U.S. border, caravan organizers said. The decision was made late Thursday in a Mexico City stadium where roughly 5,000 migrants have spent … Continue reading MEXICO CITY  | Migrants decide to depart Mexico City with or without buses

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras | In Honduras, most returnees from caravan hope to try again

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — The Metropolitan Grand Central bus terminal in this city where the migrant caravan traveling through Mexico originated more than three weeks ago is a place of crossing destinies for Hondurans dreaming of seeking a better life in the United States. Some of the dozens of people sleeping on the concrete … Continue reading SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras | In Honduras, most returnees from caravan hope to try again

MEXICO CITY | Caravan migrants arrive in Mexico City, bed down in stadium

MEXICO CITY  — Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan arrived in the Mexican capital Monday and began to fill up a sports stadium, still hundreds of miles from their goal of reaching the U.S. a day before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has made their journey a central campaign issue. … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Caravan migrants arrive in Mexico City, bed down in stadium

MEXICO CITY | In Nicaragua, political violence spurs migration

MEXICO CITY — There are a relatively tiny number of Nicaraguans who decided to try their luck with the caravan of thousands of Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, currently making its way through southern Mexico. Nicaraguans represent a small minority of the many migrants who cross through Mexico each year toward the United States. However, this … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | In Nicaragua, political violence spurs migration

MEXICO CITY | In El Salvador, poverty and gangs drive migration

MEXICO CITY— Although most of the 7,000 migrants in the caravan wending its way through far-southern Mexico are Hondurans, some Salvadorans have also joined. There is even a Facebook page and a WhatsApp chat encouraging Salvadorans to form a caravan of their own, though it is not yet known whether one will materialize. It’s a … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | In El Salvador, poverty and gangs drive migration

MEXICO CITY | Dangerous Cat 4 Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico coast

MEXICO CITY — Authorities rushed to evacuate low-lying areas and set up shelters as an “extremely dangerous” Hurricane Willa with winds of 145 mph (230 kph) headed toward a Tuesday afternoon landfall along a stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast dotted with high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages. Farther south, meanwhile, Mexican officials reported late … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Dangerous Cat 4 Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico coast