The National Guard and immigration authorities dismantled a caravan of some 2,000 Central American, Caribbean and African migrants, who left during the early hours of Tapachula, on the southern border of Mexico with Guatemala.
In the operation, which was carried out in Huehuetán, in the state of Chiapas, most of the caravan members were arrested, who were admitted to at least three trucks, according to Reuters witness and local media reports.
The activist Irineo Mujica, a member of the Pueblos Sin Fronteras organization, documented these facts on video and said that most of the caravan would return to Tapachula.
“The vast majority of migrants decided to return walking to Tapachula on their own feet. The caravan was dismantled, ”he said.
Around 200 migrants hid in plantations adjacent to the road to avoid being arrested, while members of the National Guard and migration authorities tried to encircle them.
The contingent, composed of Cubans, Hondurans, Salvadorans, Haitians, and Africans, among others, was heading to the municipality of Huixtla, although the provisional destination was Mexico City and the ultimate goal was to reach the United States.
Under pressure from Washington, Mexico deployed thousands of militarized police across the country in June to curb the growing flow of migrants crossing their territory with the desire to reach the United States.
The group, which left the border city at dawn, was made up of men, women, and children, who carried light suitcases with food and water.
The Mazatlan Post