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Central American migrants press north in Mexico

2018-10-25 15:42
Several thousand Central American migrants who poured out of the southern Mexican town of Huitxtla before dawn on Wednesday (October 24) made it to their next destination, the town of Mapastepec, by the same afternoon. Since crossing the border from Guatemala, many members of the caravan have now travelled some 160 kilometres (99 miles) into Mexican territory. One Honduran migrant, Mayra Chinchilla said she and her seven and 13-year-old children were determined not to give up. "My daughter and my boy, I told them, if you're regretting this trip, we'll go back. But, they said no. We have to give it our best because maybe our future is ahead up there," she said. Municipal authorities in the town of Mapastepec opened six shelters and provided medical attention to the migrants who arrived in town Wednesday (October 24). The most common ailment has been sores on migrants' feet and legs due to the long distances travelled on foot.