A migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. border from Central America crossed into Mexico this weekend amid ongoing threats by President Trump. Hundreds became stranded on a border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico as fences blocked their entry into Mexico, with some spending the night on the open-air bridge. Many eventually resorted to swimming or crossing the river in makeshift rafts. Although reports of clashes with Mexican forces at the Guatemala-Mexico border emerged over the weekend, the caravan is estimated to have topped 7,000 people as it continues to make its way north. This is Honduran migrant Mario.
Mario: “We ask the government of this country to give us a hand, to allow us through. It’s very complicated in our country. Honduras is complicated. We really don’t want to be there. That’s the truth. The poverty is terrible. We have children in Honduras to support, and there is no work.”
Trump has repeatedly threatened to cancel a pending trade agreement with Mexico and send U.S. military troops to the border unless the caravan turns around.