More than 2,000 US-bound migrants abandon trek in Guatemala

Entre-Ríos (Guatemala) (AFP) – More than 2,000 migrants on Saturday abandoned their effort to reach the United States after the Guatemalan government threatened to expel them out of concern they might spread the novel coronavirus.The group, mostly made up of Hondurans,  asked local authorities to help them return home, the Guatemalan president’s office told news media. An AFP journalist saw some being loaded into army trucks for the return trip.But some small groups of migrants said they remained determined to reach the US and escape the poverty and violence in their home country.Late Thursday…

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