‘If we all protect each other we’ll get through this together’: Army of more than 1,000 Central Americans fleeing violence and unrest march unchallenged through Mexico towards the US border

Sunday, April 1, 2018
By Paul Martin

1,200 migrants from Central America headed on foot to the US on Sunday
80 per cent of the migrants hail from Honduras, where there has been political unrest and gang activity
The trek is organized by Pueblos Sin Fronteras, meaning People Without Borders
Migrants sleep on the floor of town plazas, eat charity meals by local churches, and ride on the top of dangerous freight trains during the month-long trip
The group is currently trekking through Mexico

1 April 2018

An army of a thousand migrants from Central America are marching through Mexico to the US where they hope to get in by any means – legal or not.

The massive flood of migrants hail mostly from Honduras, where the country has become rife with gang violence and political unrest.

The journey began on Sunday March 25 when 1,200 men, women and children gathered together to cross immigration checkpoints with a organization called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, meaning People Without Borders, according to BuzzFeed News.

And the number is only growing as migrants walk to the border in 90-degree heat, sleep on the floor of town plazas, and get by on charity meals by locals and churches.

So far no one in Mexico has tried to stop them.

The volunteer-run organization has led such pilgrimages in the past to assure safe passage for migrants to the US, protecting them from authorities, gangs and cartels.

The arduous journey will take a month as the group – 80 per cent hailing from Honduras – pass through Guatemala and up Mexico to get to the US borer.

A Buzzfeed reporter on site says organizers estimate that about two-thirds of the people in the caravan plan to cross in the US undetected or by asking for asylum protection.

Others will attempt to enter illegally.

‘The crime rate is horrible, you can’t live there,’ a Honduran mother-of-two named Karen said to BuzzFeed on fleeing her home country.

‘After the president [was sworn in] it got worse. There were deaths, mobs, robbed homes, adults and kids were beaten up,’ she added.

‘We’re all here fighting together, going to different borders, chasing an American dream that sometimes becomes a reality or doesn’t for some,’ another Honduran migrant named Yonis said.

However the caravan of migrants believes in the power in numbers.

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