Group of US-bound Honduran migrants in Guatemala swells to 9,000

Camotan (Guatemala) (AFP) – At least 9,000 Honduran migrants have entered Guatemala after a first group pushed past border police late Friday and others soon followed on the first step of a journey north they hope will take them to the United States, officials said Saturday. Seeking to escape poverty, unemployment, gang and drug violence and the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes, the migrants, most of them traveling on foot, planned to head first to Mexico and then on to the US, a journey of thousands of kilometers. A first group of men, women and children — many wearing masks due to th…

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