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Central-American migrants queue to receive breakfast during a stop at a temporary shelter in Mexico City Central-American migrants queue to receive breakfast during a stop at a temporary shelter in Mexico City  (AFP or licensors)

Central American migrants face tough choice as they near US border

Migrants reaching Mexico City, face a choice of whether to stay put or push on towards a fortified Mexico/US Border.

By James Blears

Mexico City Officials are receiving hundreds of migrants at the Jesus Martinez Stadium in the East of the Capital, and say they can cater for up to five thousand.

The capacity of the stadium is a maximum of six thousand. Most who`ve got this far are thinner, blistered, hungry and exhausted, after more than three weeks on the open road.

They have the options of pressing on towards a Border, bristling with troops and security, or of staying put and trying to make a life in appreciably more welcoming Mexico, which is not the El Dorado of which they had dreamed.

Juan Orlando Hernandez, the President of Honduras says that thousands of his compatriots have already or are returning home. While Guatemala`s President Jimmy Morales, is demanding an investigation, into those who`ve promoted, organized and participated in the Caravans. He`s saying they should be judged according to International Laws.

Listen to James Blears' report

 

06 November 2018, 16:57