Central American migrants wearing out their welcome in several Mexican towns

Several towns in Mexico where Central American migrants have been congregating are showing the strains of taking care of the mass of humanity. In many cases, the Mexican citizens are as poor and as desperate as the migrants. That hasn't stopped them from demanding money, food, and medicine as the Mexican government struggles to deal with the crisis. Reuters: Hundreds of migrants have been camped out for weeks in Mapastepec, where locals say six migrant caravans have arrived since last Easter. By far the biggest was a group of thousands in October that drew the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump. Ana Gabriela Galvan, a local resident who helped to provide food to migrants in the October caravan, told Reuters the small town in the impoverished state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala, felt overwhelmed by the number of Central Americans. “It’s really bad, because they’re pouring onto our land,” she said, noting that some locals were...(Read Full Post)
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