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Mexico: Migrant caravan dance the night away ahead of journey northward02:11

Mexico: Migrant caravan dance the night away ahead of journey northward

Mexico, Pijijiapan
October 26, 2018 at 07:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of Central American migrants spent Thursday night in Pijijiapan, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, during their journey to the United States border.

In the town's central park, many slept among the mosquitoes and the intense heat, and a large number sought to forget the fatigue and dangers of the day by dancing and singing the evening away.

This Friday they plan to walk around 100 kilometers (62 miles) to reach Arriaga Chiapas and then leave for the state of Oaxaca.

The migrant caravan, mostly from Honduras, has arrived in Mexico, fleeing poverty and violence.

US President Donald Trump's administration has threatened to deploy 1,000 troops at the US-Mexico border in response to the migrant caravan.

"I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!" Trump wrote on his Twitter account.

Mexico: Migrant caravan dance the night away ahead of journey northward02:11
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Thousands of Central American migrants spent Thursday night in Pijijiapan, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, during their journey to the United States border.

In the town's central park, many slept among the mosquitoes and the intense heat, and a large number sought to forget the fatigue and dangers of the day by dancing and singing the evening away.

This Friday they plan to walk around 100 kilometers (62 miles) to reach Arriaga Chiapas and then leave for the state of Oaxaca.

The migrant caravan, mostly from Honduras, has arrived in Mexico, fleeing poverty and violence.

US President Donald Trump's administration has threatened to deploy 1,000 troops at the US-Mexico border in response to the migrant caravan.

"I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!" Trump wrote on his Twitter account.

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