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A tragic journey home: migrant girl's body back in Guatemala

A tragic journey home: migrant girl's body back in GuatemalaSAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala (AP) — The tiny white coffin carrying the body of the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died while in U.S. custody ended its somber journey home in the pre-dawn hours Monday in a dusty hamlet 220 miles north of the capital.



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Jakelin Caal: Body of seven-year-old girl who died at US border completes final journey home to Guatemala

Jakelin Caal: Body of seven-year-old girl who died at US border completes final journey home to GuatemalaThe body of a seven-year-old girl who died while in custody of the US Border Patrol arrived in her native Guatemala on Sunday and was being driven hours into the countryside to be handed over to family members for a last goodbye. A white coffin containing Jakelin Caal was received in the afternoon at Guatemala City’s international airport by representatives of the country’s Foreign Ministry and then loaded into the back of a black hearse by workers in orange vests. No family members were on hand.



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NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Lands Successfully On Mars After 300-Million-Mile Journey

NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Lands Successfully On Mars After 300-Million-Mile JourneyAfter nearly seven months and more than 300 million miles, NASA's InSight



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Man's harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shift

Man's harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shiftSALEM, Ore. (AP) — The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border.



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Caravan migrants: Single mother explains why she left her two children behind to journey to the US

Caravan migrants: Single mother explains why she left her two children behind to journey to the USRuth Gomez had been calling home to her mother in Honduras every evening, but it was a bittersweet experience. Earlier this month, Ms Gomez and two of her brothers heard about the migrant caravan on television and decided on the spot to join. “There are no opportunities for us in Honduras,” she said, wiping away tears as she talked of the decision to leave her children and showing a photograph of them.



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Migrants facing dangers on journey to U.S.

Migrants facing dangers on journey to U.S.Irineo Mujica, an activist for Pueblos Sin Fronteras, joined CBSN from Mexico where a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants continues a hazardous journey towards the United States.



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For Honduran migrants in caravan, the journey is personal

For Honduran migrants in caravan, the journey is personalHUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — A deportee from the United States trying to get back to the life he spent more than a decade building. A woman whose soldier husband already is in the U.S. with their 4-year-old son. A teenager desperate to earn money to support his diabetic mother back home.



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Migrant caravan reforms in Mexico after thousands make desperate journey from Guatemala across river

Migrant caravan reforms in Mexico after thousands make desperate journey from Guatemala across riverA growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the US border in southern Mexico on Sunday, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they started walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile (1.5 kilometres). Several hundred more already had applied for refugee status in Mexico and an estimated 1,500 were still on the Guatemalan side of the Suchiate River, hoping to enter legally. The decision to re-form the migrant caravan capped a day in which Mexican authorities again refused mass entry to migrants on the bridge, instead accepting small groups for asylum processing and giving out 45-day visitor permits to some.  Authorities handed out numbers for people to be processed in a strategy seen before at US border posts when dealing with large numbers of migrants. But many became impatient and circumventing the border gate, crossing the river on rafts, by swimming or by wading in full view of the hundreds of Mexican police manning the blockade on the bridge. Some paid locals the equivalent of $ 1.25 (£0.95) to ferry them across the muddy waters. They were not detained on reaching the Mexican bank. Migrants cite widespread poverty and gang violence in Honduras as their reasons for joining the caravan.  The caravan has triggered an increase in anti-immigrant rhetoric from Donald Trump, the US president, who has threatened to cut aid to the region, deploy the military and close the US-Mexico border if authorities do not stop the migrants. A Honduran migrant looks over the Suchiate River that separates Mexico from Guatemala Credit: AP Photo/Oliver de Ros At a rally on Saturday, he suggested the caravan was politically motivated. "The Democrats want caravans, they like the caravans. A lot of people say 'I wonder who started that caravan?'" he said in Elko, Nevada, where migration has become an issue in the upcoming US mid-term elections. Nevertheless, as they passed through Mexican villages on the outskirts of Ciudad Hidalgo, the caravan drew applause and donations of food and clothing. Maria Teresa Orellana, a resident of the neighborhood of Lorenzo handed out free sandals to the migrants as they passed. "It's solidarity," she said. "They're our brothers." On Sunday, federal police monitored the caravan's progress from a helicopter and had a few units escorting it. Outside Tapachula about 500 briefly gathered along the highway on buses and in patrol units, but officers said their instructions were to maintain traffic on the highway not stop the caravan.



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Migrant Caravan's Arduous Journey Through Central America Toward U.S. Captured In Photos

Migrant Caravan's Arduous Journey Through Central America Toward U.S. Captured In PhotosA caravan of thousands of migrants continues to slalom its way through Central



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Private Annapolis Burial Marks End of John McCain's Journey After All-Star Day of Public Eulogies

Private Annapolis Burial Marks End of John McCain's Journey After All-Star Day of Public EulogiesThe Arizona statesman will rest permanently amongst friends at the U.S. Naval Academy.



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