A “caravan” of Central American migrants passed on through Mexico on Friday April 6, greatly diminished in size a day after hundreds of exhausted members left a field where they had been stranded all week, pressured by government officials who have been under fire from U.S. President Donald Trump.
‘We are not bringing any guns’ Karen Gallo, 32, left Honduras with her two children and her husband. They’ve been on the road for 20 days, trying to make their way to the United States.
“There are no jobs, no justice, no laws in Honduras,” Gallo said.
She and her relatives each carry a small backpack and a light jacket or sweater. “We are not bringing any guns,” she said. “As you can see, we are only carrying the basics.”
‘We’ve suffered’ On Friday afternoon, an influx of migrants arrived in Puebla by bus.
Santos Isabel Hernandez, of Honduras, was among them. Asked why she joined the caravan, Isabel Hernandez said, “To give my children a better future and because of the violence back home.”