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Honduras: Riot police stop migrant caravan at Guatemalan border02:05

Honduras: Riot police stop migrant caravan at Guatemalan border

Honduras, Agua Caliente
January 16, 2019 at 11:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Honduran migrants reached the Agua Caliente border crossing with Guatemala on Wednesday, where they were met by cordons of riot police preventing them from entering the country.

Several tents were set up nearby, where the authorities reportedly demanded that the migrants provide personal documents to continue the journey northwards.

"We made the decision because in San Pedro Sula the situation is difficult. This a decision which is being taken by many people, and I hope, if God's willing, we'll continue advancing," said Pedro Aguilar, a migrant.

The new migrant caravan set off on their way to the United States on Tuesday. Whole families, men, parents with newborn children, and elderly people, could be seen among the marchers, who claim they are in a search for a better life.

Honduras: Riot police stop migrant caravan at Guatemalan border02:05
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Hundreds of Honduran migrants reached the Agua Caliente border crossing with Guatemala on Wednesday, where they were met by cordons of riot police preventing them from entering the country.

Several tents were set up nearby, where the authorities reportedly demanded that the migrants provide personal documents to continue the journey northwards.

"We made the decision because in San Pedro Sula the situation is difficult. This a decision which is being taken by many people, and I hope, if God's willing, we'll continue advancing," said Pedro Aguilar, a migrant.

The new migrant caravan set off on their way to the United States on Tuesday. Whole families, men, parents with newborn children, and elderly people, could be seen among the marchers, who claim they are in a search for a better life.

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