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  HOME | Mexico

Mexicans Lend a Hand to Migrant Caravan

HUIXTLA, Mexico – Hundreds of Mexicans took to the streets in the city of Huixtla in the southwestern Mexican state of Chiapas early Tuesday to welcome the caravan of Central Americans headed for the United States border, providing them with food, water, medicine and clothes.

“It breaks my heart to see the children,” Reina Lucia Ochia, a local resident, said while giving out sandwiches on the side of the road. “They make us understand their humanity while the government does nothing.”

Under the blazing sun, some 7,000 migrants are making their way across the state, one of the country’s poorest and with a predominantly indigenous population.

A few locals are even seen urging the Central Americans to hop on their vans and trucks to help make their 1,243-mile journey to the United States shorter.

Local authorities also offered their help, providing two sports centers to guard them from the rain, and the Red Cross has not stopped handing out gallons of water to the weary travelers.

Huixtla’s only Catholic church also welcomed several hundreds of migrants – most of whom come from Honduras, but also from Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala – offering them a roof and, most importantly, medical attention by nuns.

“They are all dehydrated and suffer from muscle pain, which makes sense,” Beatriz Salinas de la Cruz, a nun and nurse, said. “And they are the ones who suffer from skin infections on their feet, groin and armpits.”

On Monday, at least one young man died after falling from a truck, an event that prompted dozens of them to hold a moment of silence in honor of the “warrior.”

 

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