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Mexico: Migrant caravan heads for Mexico City02:21

Mexico: Migrant caravan heads for Mexico City

Mexico, Cordoba, Veracruz
November 6, 2018 at 13:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

The caravan of Central American migrants heading towards the United States left the state of Veracruz and started the long march to Mexico City on Monday.

Food, water and coats were provided for migrants in a sports centre in Cordoba, where they rested for more than 24 hours.

Migrants could be seen travelling by foot or hitching rides along the highway.

Many families have been split up during the arduous journey. "I am travelling with my 18-year-old son. I can't find him right now. I mean, it's because they keep the men and women separate, that's why," said one woman in the caravan.

Thousands of migrants have been travelling for more than two weeks, since a group first formed in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. They must still travel around 965 kilometres (600 miles) to reach the US border.

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The caravan of Central American migrants heading towards the United States left the state of Veracruz and started the long march to Mexico City on Monday.

Food, water and coats were provided for migrants in a sports centre in Cordoba, where they rested for more than 24 hours.

Migrants could be seen travelling by foot or hitching rides along the highway.

Many families have been split up during the arduous journey. "I am travelling with my 18-year-old son. I can't find him right now. I mean, it's because they keep the men and women separate, that's why," said one woman in the caravan.

Thousands of migrants have been travelling for more than two weeks, since a group first formed in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. They must still travel around 965 kilometres (600 miles) to reach the US border.

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