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US-bound migrant caravan dwindles, moves through Mexico’s Gulf Coast

US-bound migrant caravan dwindles, moves through Mexico's Gulf Coast

Mexico City, Nov 26 (SocialNews.XYZ) A US-bound migrant caravan that has been travelling on foot through Mexico for more than a month, had continued its slow trek through the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz with far fewer people than it started out.

Comprising about 4,000 to 5,000 mostly Central American and Haitian migrants at one point, the caravan currently numbers about 500 people, Xinhua news agency quoted local media reports as saying.


Most of the migrants have accepted offers from Mexico's National Institute of Migration (INM) to be taken to shelters set up in specific states to regularize their stay in Mexico for a fixed period of time on humanitarian grounds.

A second caravan of more than 2,500 migrants, which set out on November 18 from the city of Tapachula, in Mexico's southeastern state of Chiapas and on the border with Guatemala, agreed to dissolve after reaching a similar agreement on Tuesday with INM officials.

Central America is seeing an unprecedented exodus of migrants this year, apparently driven out of their homes by poverty worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

From January to August, Mexico reported the entry of more than 147,000 undocumented migrants, which tripled the total number of undocumented migrants who entered in 2020, according to the INM.

Source: IANS

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US-bound migrant caravan dwindles, moves through Mexico's Gulf Coast

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