Skip to main content

Honduran migrants following the caravan continue on despite Donald Trump’s threats

The Honduran migrants headed northward as part of a massive caravan are fleeing for different reasons — rank poverty, gang threats and a globalized economy that left them behind. They’re so desperate, they told me, they’re willing to gamble on a dangerous trip.

Honduran migrants walk through Highway México 307 on Oct. 21 near Palenque, Chiapas. The highway is also known by the locals…
Honduran migrants Juan Ramón Andino, 60, left, and José, 40, right, sleep in a church that also serves as a migrant shelter …

One-industry town

Honduran migrant Norma Leticia López, 21, poses for a photo on Oct. 26, 2018, in front of the migrant shelter Casa del Camin…
More than 50 migrants, all Honduran with the exception of one Guatemalan, walk to the nearest train station on Oct. 26, 2018…

A mass exit

Migrants cross the Usumacinta River between La Técnica, Guatemala, and Frontera Corozal, México, on Oct. 21. The Usumacinta …
Nun Juana Aguilar, 56, left, and nun Pilar Méndez, 54, right, provide wound care to Guatemalan migrant Miguel Angel López, 1…
More than 50 migrants, all Honduran with the exception of one Guatemalan, walk to the nearest train station on Oct. 26, 2018…
Honduran migrant José, 40, who asked for his last name to be omitted because he fears for his family’s safety, says he trave…

Using "blind spots"

Honduran migrant Miguel Alvarado, 36, right, explains to other migrants the different routes people take in order to go to t…
Salvadoran migrant, former member of the MS-13, shows the blistered foot of another migrant minutes after he applied cream t…
Migrants walk through Highway México 307 on Oct. 21 near Palenque, Chiapas. The highway is also known by the locals as "El G…

Quality journalism doesn't come free

Yes, I'll donate today