More than 1300 Honduran men, women, and children began a trek that is expected to take them through Central America and Mexico. Some of the migrants plan to seek asylum in Mexico while others plan to head to the U.S. border. The march appears to be organized through social media.
The march, dubbed “March of the Migrants,” began this weekend in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where more than 1300 men, women, and children began a trek that will take them from Honduras to Guatemala and into Mexico where some will seek refugee status. Others are expected to continue north to the U.S border, Reuters reported.
Soon after the march began, social media groups promoting the well being of Honduras and Central America posted videos and photographs condemning the government and the lack of opportunities in the country.
No es Venezuela, No es Nicaragua, No es Cuba por eso no dicen nada y son cómplices de la dictadura en Honduras.@Almagro_OEA2015 @OEA_oficial @OEA_Justicia @ONU_es @soyfdelrincon_ @bbcmundo @NewYorkTimes_es @PrimerImpacto @Telemundo .
Vean compañeros @evoespueblo @MashiRafael pic.twitter.com/M61amdyAt3
— Indignados Hondureños en el Extranjero (@IndignadosHnEx) October 13, 2018
The march is largely being organized through social media where Honduran residents were called upon to begin the trek in San Pedro Sula, Reuters’ Gustavo Palencia reported in Spanish.
Mexico’s Azteca Noticias reported that the ultimate goal of those in the march is to reach the U.S. border to escape the poverty and the violence in Honduras.
— Azteca Noticias (@AztecaNoticias) October 14, 2018
According to Reuters, the primary reasons being mentions by those taking part in the trek are lack of jobs and violence. The march comes just months after a similar effort organized by the U.S. group Pueblo Sin Fronteras helped coordinate a caravan of more than 1,500 men, women, and children that trekked through Central America into Mexico seeking to reach the U.S. to request asylum, Breitbart Texas reported. While some members from that caravan stayed in Mexico, a large number made their way to the border where they worked to request asylum at the international ports of entry.
“There is no work and so much violence that you can get killed walking down the street,” 25-year-old Javier Solis told Reuters. He said he has not been able to find work for a year and wants to make his way to the United States. It is not his first attempt to illegally make his way to the U.S. Reuters reported that his first attempt ended in deportation after he made it to the Mexican border.
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