US-bound Central American migrants on the move in Mexico

Central American migrants, part of a second wave of migrants heading to the U.S., walk along a highway as they continue their journey to the Mexican border, in Zacapa, Guatemala October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Thousands of Central American migrants began arriving at a town in southern Mexico on Wednesday on their march toward the United States, where President Donald Trump has declared them unwelcome and threatened to cut off aid to their home countries.

Men, women and children, mostly from Honduras, had set out early on foot from the town of Huixtla in the southern state of Chiapas to continue their slog toward the U.S. border, more than 1,100 miles (1,770 km) away. They began arriving in the town of Mapastepec, about 35 miles to the northwest, by the afternoon.

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