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    Guatemala to reject caravan of 1,600 Honduran migrants heading to border

    Guatemala to reject caravan of 1,600 Honduran migrants heading to border


    Caravan left San Pedro Sula on Friday after Mike Pence urged Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to tell citizens to stay home

    Nina Lakhani
    Mon 15 Oct 2018 14.21 EDT Last modified on Mon 15 Oct 2018 15.35 EDT

    Guatemala has warned that it will turn away a group of more than 1,600 Honduran migrants fleeing violence and poverty who are attempting to reach the US border overland.

    The migrant caravan set off from the city of San Pedro Sula on Friday, the day after the US vice-president, Mike Pence, urged the presidents of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to persuade their citizens to stay home.


    “Tell your people: don’t put your families at risk by taking the dangerous journey north to attempt to enter the United States illegally,” said Pence at a regional security event in Washington DC.


    The Guatemalan government, which is seeking US support in its controversial attempt to shut down the UN-backed crime fighting force investigating the president and his close allies for corruption, pledged to comply with Pence’s demands and halt the mass migration.


    In a statement, the country’s Institute of Migration (IGM) condemned the migrant caravan as illegal, and vowed to stop the migrants from crossing its border:

    “Guatemala does not promote or endorse irregular migration in any forms, [and] therefore rejects movements organized for unlawful purposes which distort human rights, like migration, for their own end.”


    The migrants would be denied entry on the basis that the mass movement threatened national security, violated migration rules and violated the rights of children and adolescent, the statement said.


    However, current migration law permits Honduran nationals in transit to enter Guatemala with their national identity cards.


    The migrant caravan has swelled from 160 to 1,600 since setting out last week from San Pedro Sula, which has become one of the world’s most dangerous cities thanks to a toxic combination of gang and state-sponsored violence, corruption and impunity.



    Jari Dixon, a Honduran congressman, tweeted: “They are not seeking the American dream – they’re fleeing the Honduran nightmare.”

    The group includes dozens of families with infants and children who hope traveling in numbers will reduce the risk posed by criminal gangs that prey on vulnerable migrants. The passage through Mexico is one of the world’s most perilous migration corridors.


    This is the second Central American migrant caravan this year. In April, Donald Trump threatened to cut foreign aid after hundreds of people, mainly Hondurans, applied for asylum in the US. Since then, thousands of Central American children have been separated from their parents at the US border as part of an anti-immigration crackdown.


    But rampant violence and poverty in Central America continues to force people to abandon their homes in search of safety and jobs.


    Honduras
    remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world, despite official figures that claim a record-breaking drop in murder rates. Two-thirds of Hondurans live in poverty, with remittances accounting for a fifth of the country’s GDP.

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    I do not care what they are fleeing!

    Send in the U.N. to go solve their problems!


    NO ONE WANTS THESE PEOPLE...NO ONE ON THE PLANET!


    Send in NATO troops to round up every corrupt politician and gang member and lock them up in prisons and send ALL their people home to live in peace and build up their country. THAT is the only solution. That should be the mission of the UN and NATO!

    It is a small country...go in full force...Honduras take it or leave because that is ALL we will do for you!

    Do not come to USA … YOU are not welcome here any longer!
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