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Second migrant caravan arrives to Mexico City

Second migrant caravan arrives to Mexico CityBy Luis Carlos Rodríguez Mexico, Nov. 12 (Notimex).- The second caravan of Central American migrants arrived at Mexico City this afternoon and went to Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca, where everything is ready to receive them in a hostel operated by capital authorities and non-governmental organizations . Around one thousand 200 migrants, mostly Salvadorans, make up this contingent, where young people, women and minors stand out, who arrived tired after a trip of two to four hours from the city of Puebla. Visibly tired, some with a cold due to the cold temperatures in the area of ​​Rio Frio, but with the intention of reaching Mexico City, the Central Americans were received with hot food and medical services provided by various authorities such as the Iztacalco mayor's office. Denise, a 28-year-old Salvadoran who travels with her two children aged seven and four, said that while the trip was made by bus from Puebla, the children are already very tired from the journey they started almost three weeks ago from San Savior. "The children are not sick, but they are very exhausted from the days when they walk or sleep on the floor. We hope that here in the capital we can rest a bit to continue towards the United States, " she said in an interview. Jair, a 19-year-old Guatemalan, commented that if he found any work option in Mexico City, he could stay and live here. "My destiny was the United States, but as things are now on the border, if there is work here, I stay a few months and then continue to the border," he added. In the Magdalena Mixhuca, in a large white tent, hundreds of Central American migrants began to enter to rest from this trip from the capital of Puebla. Immediately, staff from various agencies such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and non-governmental organizations, began with advice to explain their immigration status and legal options to remain in the country. NTX/LCR/CHA/MIGRA16/BBF



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Mattis to travel to Mexico border on Wednesday

Mattis to travel to Mexico border on WednesdayU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would travel to the border with Mexico on Wednesday following the deployment of thousands of troops to bolster President Donald Trump’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. “I’ll visit the border tomorrow,” Mattis said before the start of a meeting with his Qatari counterpart. It will be Mattis’ first visit to the border since the military announced that over 7,000 U.S. troops would go to or near the border with Mexico as a caravan of Central American migrants slowly heads to the United States.



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Almost 4,000 caravan migrants preparing to leave Mexico City

Almost 4,000 caravan migrants preparing to leave Mexico CityThe bulk of the migrant caravan travelling from Central America towards the US border are preparing to leave Mexico City to start the most dangerous part of their journey. Almost 4,000 Central American migrants will depart a stadium in southern Mexico City having spent much of the week in the sports complex. The group have spent the past few days in the Mexican capital resting, receiving medical attention and deciding how to proceed with their arduous trek.



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Migrants weigh whether to stay in Mexico or trek to US

Migrants weigh whether to stay in Mexico or trek to USMEXICO CITY (AP) — Central American migrants on Wednesday continued to straggle in for a rest stop at a Mexico City stadium, where about 4,500 continue to weigh offers to stay in Mexico against the desire of many to reach the U.S. border.



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Caravan migrants arrive in Mexico City, bed down in stadium

Caravan migrants arrive in Mexico City, bed down in stadiumMEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan arrived in the Mexican capital Monday and began to fill up a sports stadium, still hundreds of miles from their goal of reaching the U.S. a day before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has made their journey a central campaign issue.



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Migrant Caravan Rests as a Second Group Tries to Enter Mexico

Migrant Caravan Rests as a Second Group Tries to Enter MexicoA second caravan clashed with Guatemalan and Mexican forces, with one killed



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Mexico announces aid options for Central American migrants

Mexico announces aid options for Central American migrantsMexico on Friday announced it will offer Central American migrants medical care, education for their children and access to temporary jobs as long as they stay in two southern states. The plan was the first broad and detailed bid to address concerns of the flood of migrants, mostly from Honduras, who — facing deadly violence and desperation at home — set out in caravans for the United States. President Enrique Pena Nieto announced the “make yourself at home” plan that migrants who agree to remain in Chiapas and Oaxaca states can “receive medical care and even send your children to school,” according to a video posted on Twitter.



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Trump may send U.S. troops to Mexico border, but migrants undeterred

Trump may send U.S. troops to Mexico border, but migrants undeterredTrump’s threat was sparked by the advance of a caravan of Central American migrants trekking through Mexico, headed toward the United States. “I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. “Whatever Trump may say, he’s not going to hold us back,” said Denis Omar Contreras, a caravan organizer from Honduras, who plans to help lead the group to northern Mexico.



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Migrant caravan pushes through Mexico

Migrant caravan pushes through MexicoCentral Americans struggle with injuries as they continued to make their way toward the U.S.-Mexico border.



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A caravan of migrants is now crossing Mexico

A caravan of migrants is now crossing MexicoThe caravan of Central American migrants is now traveling through southern Mexico – estimated at around 7,000 people, nearly all Hondurans – has attracted headlines in the United States less than two weeks before the midterm elections. (Oct 24)



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