Thousands of US-bound migrants trapped at Mexico-Guatemala border

Hondurans taking part in US-bound migrant caravan, on the border bridge between Guatemala

They’ve travelled across a continent  but thousands of Central American migrants are now trapped on Mexico’s southern border after trying to break through a frontier fence.

The migrants massed in the Guatemalan border town of Tecun Uman, heading for Mexico en route to the United States – claiming they’re fleeing violence and poverty back home. Mexican riot police fired tear gas at crowds who tried to force open a gate, forcing them back into no-mans land.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.