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Caravan of migrants grows ahead of push into Mexico

Thousands of people travelling from Central American nations to try to enter the US have resumed their journey from southern Mexico to the US border.

On Sunday, the migrant caravan reached the town of Tapachula, approximately 37km from Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala.

The Mexican authorities had earlier tried to stop them at a border bridge. But some managed to cross into Mexico illegally by boat.

“We have sunburn. We have blisters. But we got here. Our strength is greater than Trump’s threats,” migrant Britany Hernández told AFP.

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly warned the migrants to turn back, threatening to close the US border and cut aid to countries allowing the caravan to pass.

In tweets Trump suggested the caravan was politically motivated.

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