Guatemala cracks down on US-bound migrant caravan

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Published on January 19, 2021 by

Police in Guatemala have broken up a group of thousands of migrants from central America who are trying to reach the United States. Officers used batons and shields to force the migrants back towards the Honduran border. The migrants had camped out on a road overnight after authorities stopped them from continuing their journey north. The migrant caravan is heading towards the US to escape an economy battered by the pandemic and hurricanes. They are bound towards Mexico, where the government has already deployed security forces and riot police.

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