View Full Version : Now the caravan is demanding transportation

10-30-2018, 06:24 PM
As we discussed here yesterday, the Honduran caravan has a daunting, 1,000-mile journey ahead of them if they plan to reach the Texas border. (Much further if they decide to try for the Tijuana crossing.) Traveling on foot, that will take the better part of two months under the most optimistic circumstances. So what can the caravan organizers do about it? Their latest plan is to demand that the Mexican government provide transportation for all four thousand of them, at least as far as Mexico City. (Associated Press)

The migrant caravan slowly advancing through southern Mexico is demanding the Mexican government help its 4,000 participants reach Mexico City even as a smaller group of Central Americans entered the country, presumably with the intention of joining it.

The Mexican government has shown no inclination to assist, however, with the exception of its migrant protection agency giving some of the caravanís stragglers rides to the next town over the weekend.

Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a group supporting the caravan, has said it hopes to hold meetings in Mexico City with federal lawmakers and authorities as well as representatives of the incoming government to discuss migrantsí rights and the caravanís future