A US-bound caravan of Central American migrants pressed-on through southern Mexico yesterday, in spite of the Mexican government’s offer of jobs. Authorities have stepped up efforts to disperse the convoy that has angered US President Donald Trump.
Mexican police in riot gear briefly blocked the march of migrants, by relaying the offer of temporary identification papers, jobs or education for those seeking asylum in Mexico.
Trump has threatened to send troops to the US border, and cut aid to Central America, in an attempt to stop the group of migrants that left Honduras two weeks ago.
Estimates vary significantly on the group’s size, which has morphed as some migrants return home and newcomers j