Migrants’ plight: ‘We’re starving. All we have is water and a few cookies’
Thousands of Hondurans seeking a better life in the US are being held back or sent home by Guatemalan forces
Hundreds of Honduran migrants huddled overnight on a highway in eastern Guatemala after domestic security forces used sticks and teargas to halt the passage of a US-bound caravan just days before US president-elect Joe Biden takes office.
As many as 8,000 people, including families with young children, have entered Guatemala since Friday, authorities say, fleeing poverty and lawlessness in a region rocked by the coronavirus pandemic and back-to-back hurricanes in November.
“There’s no food or water and there are thousands of children, pregnant women, babies, and they don’t want to let us pass,” said a Honduran stuck at the blockade, who gave his name only as Pedro...