01 March 2021,   13:58
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Guatemala cracks down on US-bound migrant caravan

A caravan of US-bound Central American migrants has been met with truncheons and tear gas in Guatemala, where security forces blocked their path, writes BBC.


Thousands of people were intercepted on a road near the border with Honduras on Sunday. The government said it would not accept “illegal mass movements”.


An estimated 7,000 migrants, mostly from Honduras, have entered in recent days, fleeing poverty and violence.


They hope to travel on to Mexico, and then the US border.

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