Guatemala police fire tear gas, disperse US-bound migrant caravan: AFP

Vado Hondo (Guatemala) (AFP) – Guatemalan police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse thousands of Honduran migrants trying to make it to the United States on foot, with soldiers beating back a group trying to push through barricades, AFP journalists witnessed. Security forces surrounded the migrant caravan on a road in the southeastern Guatemalan town of Vado Hondo, near the border with Honduras.  Amid the deafening explosions of gas and smoke cannisters, some 1,000 of the migrants turned back, while hundreds of others fled into nearby mountains. Many dropped their sparse belongings in their has…

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