Caravan arrives in Oaxaca; 2,500 migrants advance

Tapanatepec, Oax.- With the slogan “Migrants are not criminals, we are international workers” arrived in Oaxaca about 2,500 migrant people from Central and South America who make up the caravan “Exodus for poverty”.

The caravan left Chiapas on December 23 with the aim of reaching the northern border, so on its way it reached Chahuites, the first municipality of Oaxaca.

The women, minors, unaccompanied adolescents and men walk in the intense sun after leaving the municipality of Arriaga, Chiapas, with a large banner where they indicate the name and the reason for their struggle.

Most of the members of this caravan are young and adults between 18 and 40 years old, but strollers carrying small children can also be seen.

“We are here with many adversities, but we are here, and as we say, we left our homes and left everything, because we have no work, we are professionals, prepared people, but in our country, we can no longer be”, said Antony from Nicaragua.

Ruth, 28 years old, who travels with her three minors, narrated that the long hours of walking have been very exhausting, but she said that everything is worth it, because what she dreams is that her children live better and have a better life.

With her feet full of blisters and a stroller, Ruth, of Salvadoran origin, assures that although the caravan has not been stopped, people and authorities do show their rejection, so she asked for understanding and humanity.

The caravan “Exodus for poverty” will spend the night in Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, where it will wait to advance during the early hours of Tuesday to cover other municipalities in the eastern area of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

Personnel from the National Migration Institute (INM) and the National Guard monitor the walk of the migrant people and although they do it by section, they do not stop them.

Source: Aristegui Noticias