Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan
By Abiodun Ogundairo
19 January 2021 | 3:22 pm
Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on foot remain stuck in Guatemala, their advance stymied by security forces. The group hopes to be allowed to continue forward after it was met in the southeastern town of Vado Hondo, near the border with Honduras, with tear gas and batons wielded by police and soldiers with strict orders to stop anyone without travel documents or a negative coronavirus test.
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