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A group of about 2,000 mainly Central American migrants continued their mass journey from the southern Mexican city of Tapachula, reaching the city
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The Central Americans Migrants from Mexico leave before dawn to escape the scorching heat.
The Central Americans Migrants from Mexico leave before dawn to escape the scorching heat. Most were from Honduras and El Salvador, many accompanied by small children. At noon on the second day of the march, they reached the city of Huehuetan in the southern state of Chiapas.
Unlike previous marches, the march that began in Tapachula on Saturday did not include many Haitian migrants, thousands of whom reached the US border around Del Rio, Texas, in September.
Tens of thousands of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, and Haiti have been waiting in Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border, for refugee or asylum papers that might allow them to travel, but have grown tired of delays in the process.
Mexico requires migrants applying for humanitarian visas or asylum to remain in the border state of Chiapas
Mexico requires migrants applying for humanitarian visas or asylum to remain in the border state of Chiapas, next to Guatemala, for their cases to be processed.
Anthony Beltrandez, a Cuban who left his country in 2018 to go to Uruguay, had been waiting for 1 1/2 months in Tapachula for papers that would allow him to reach the U.S. border.
Hundred Haitians, Cubans, and Central Americans who had started walking on the highway from Tapachula are relentless in their journey
On the first day of the march, the migrants pushed past a line of state police who were trying to stop them. There were minor scuffles and a small child suffered a slight head wound, but the migrants continued on their way.
They had only traveled a few miles (kilometers) to the nearby village of Alvaro Obregon on Saturday before stopping for the night at the baseball field.
Police, immigration officers, and the National Guard stopped smaller attempts at similar escapes earlier this year. In August, National Guard troops in riot gear blocked several hundred Haitians, Cubans, and Central Americans who had started walking on the highway from Tapachula.
In January, a larger caravan of migrants tried to leave Honduras but was prevented from crossing into Guatemala.
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