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New migrant caravan sets out in Honduras

April 10, 2019

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Several hundred Honduran migrants have set out in a caravan for that country’s border with Guatemala, hoping to reach the United States.

The families, including many young children, gathered at the San Pedro Sula bus station. Parents say they can’t support their families with what they can earn in Honduras and are seeking better opportunities.

Most boarded buses before dawn Wednesday that would carry them to towns on the Guatemalan border. Others walked through the rain, some pushing strollers while others carried sleeping children in their arms.

Nohemy Reyes waited at the bus station with one of her five children sleeping on floor beside her. She says her country’s economic straits are driving her north.

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border.