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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