About 6,000 migrants left the city of Tapachula in the southern state of Chiapas for the capital on Saturday in an organized manner. This was reported by the radio station Formula.
Haitians, citizens of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras intend to walk almost 1.2 thousand kilometers to Mexico City. There they want to ask the authorities to provide them with documents allowing them to stay in the republic and legally move through its territory, writes TASS. The National Human Rights Commission called on federal and regional authorities to ensure the safety of the migrant caravan and refrain from the use of force.
Earlier, employees of the Migration Service of Mexico, with the support of the National Guard fighters, dispersed several large groups of migrants who were trying to get to the border with the United States. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that the authorities will continue to restrain migration flows, while noting that it is necessary to solve the problems that force people to leave their countries.
As noted by RIA Novosti, the US authorities have detained a record 1.7 million people on the border with Mexico over the past 12 months, which is almost four times more than in the previous period.