Wednesday, October 17, 2018

President Trump Threatens to Cut Off Aid to Honduras Over Immigration Caravan

Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
Guatemalan authorities arrest Bartolo Fuentes, leader of the caravan of more than 1,500 migrants
President Trump warned the Honduras government on Tuesday that it would cut off aid to the country if a caravan of Honduran migrants headed for the U.S. wasn’t stopped, as Mexican authorities took measures to prevent the caravan from marching north.
“If the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!” Mr. Trump tweeted.
Later on Tuesday, Guatemalan authorities arrested the leader of the caravan, Bartolo Fuentes, a former leftist lawmaker and social activist from Honduras. A Guatemalan migration official said Mr. Fuentes will be deported back to Honduras.
In Mexico, federal police, soldiers and immigration agents were deployed to the southern border ahead of the caravan’s expected arrival.
The migrant caravan with more than 1,500 Hondurans entered Guatemala on Monday afternoon, where authorities were unable to prevent such a large group from crossing the border. Honduran television showed a human tide, while Guatemalan policemen looked at the caravan on the sidelines, overwhelmed.
Hundreds of migrants chanted “yes, we did it! yes, we did it!” as they crossed the border checkpoint.
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