Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
In Honduras, a caravan of migrants made up of more than 9 a thousand Hondurans left their country in search of better social and work opportunities, his goal is to reach the United States.
The group managed to cross the borders of Guatemala and advance a few kilometers, but nevertheless, the Guatemalan army was waiting for them on a highway located in the west of the country where it repressed them.
Hondurans seek to reach the United States to request asylum, However, the Guatemalan security forces acted against the Hondurans and although no official figures have been reported, the Guatemalan Migration Institute confirmed that there are injured migrants and officers.
The group is approximately six hundred migrants detained and repatriated, However, Guatemala does not rule out more similar actions if they try to cross its territory again..
The confrontation occurred at kilometer 177 from the route to the atlantic, at the crossing that goes to Vado Hondo in Guatemalan territory, in an area widely used by freight transport, some Hondurans passed the security cordon and continue to advance.
But nevertheless, it is estimated that some 3 One thousand Hondurans passed the security checkpoint and are scattered in the Chiquimula department in eastern Guatemala about 50 kilometers from Honduras.
Many people have approached the group of migrants to offer them water, food and basic necessities due to the tour that awaits them and the weather conditions they might face.
The Government of Mexico, Meanwhile, He warned to be prepared to prevent the passage of foreigners who do not comply with health regulations due to the coronavirus and immigration requirements.