MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A caravan of some 1,200 migrants from Central America and Cuba started shifting in the direction of the U.S. border from southern Mexico this weekend, migration authorities mentioned on Sunday.
The Nationwide Migration Institute mentioned the migrants had been already inside Mexico once they opted to kind a caravan within the southern metropolis of Tapachula on the border with Guatemala.
Early on Saturday, the massive group of individuals set off in the direction of the city of Huixtla within the southern state of Chiapas, a route adopted by earlier teams heading north, the institute mentioned.
Caravans of migrants sure for the USA have sparked friction with U.S. President Donald Trump, who has accused Mexico of failing to include unlawful immigration and desires a border wall constructed to cease individuals crossing.
The brand new authorities of leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to curb the migrant flows by higher regulating the motion of individuals, and by providing job alternatives and higher pay for these prepared to remain.
The migration institute mentioned the roughly 1,200 migrants had been from Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Cuba.
(Writing by Dave Graham; Modifying by Sandra Maler)