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Mexico: Nieto requests UN help to process Honduran migrants03:31

Mexico: Nieto requests UN help to process Honduran migrants

Mexico, Mexico City
October 20, 2018 at 08:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto requested the help of the United Nations to process the arrival of over a thousand Honduran migrants on the Guetemala-Mexico border, in a televised statement from Mexico City on Saturday.

A caravan of Honduran migrants fleeing poverty and violence arrived on Mexico's southern border on Friday as they tried to make their way through Mexico to the United States.

"The migrants of this caravan will be able to ask for entrance via the way established by our laws and international right. Like every sovereign country, Mexico doesn't allow and won't allow illegal arrivals on its territory, and we will tolerate violence even less," President Nieto said in a televised statement referring to clashes between migrants and police on Friday.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Mexico City on Saturday to hold talks with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray to discuss how to respond to the influx of migrants.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Gobierno de la Republica

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto requested the help of the United Nations to process the arrival of over a thousand Honduran migrants on the Guetemala-Mexico border, in a televised statement from Mexico City on Saturday.

A caravan of Honduran migrants fleeing poverty and violence arrived on Mexico's southern border on Friday as they tried to make their way through Mexico to the United States.

"The migrants of this caravan will be able to ask for entrance via the way established by our laws and international right. Like every sovereign country, Mexico doesn't allow and won't allow illegal arrivals on its territory, and we will tolerate violence even less," President Nieto said in a televised statement referring to clashes between migrants and police on Friday.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Mexico City on Saturday to hold talks with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray to discuss how to respond to the influx of migrants.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Gobierno de la Republica