Before Tariff Deadline, Mexican Armed Forces Meet Migrants Near the Border

Headline Roundup June 6th, 2019

Before President Trump's Tariff Deadline, Mexican Armed Forces have doubled down on their efforts to restrict migrant caravans from crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border. Dozens of migrants have been detained by the Mexican government, on the same day that Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent a delegate to hash out a deal with the Trump Administration, to avoid an about 5% blanket tariff on all Mexican goods. Many of the migrants detained are from Central America, namely Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Before Tariff Deadline, Mexican Armed Forces Meet Migrants Near the Border

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Mexico apprehended about 1,000 migrants after President Trump threatened to slap tariffs on the country over its lax border policies.

About 200 Mexican military police intercepted the caravan walking north along a highway in southern Mexico on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The migrants told officers they planned to travel to the U.S. and claim asylum.

Some migrants resisted and others fled into the forest on either side of the highway, but the vast majority of those in the caravan complied with orders from Mexican officials. Hundreds of migrants...

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MEXICO CITY — Mexican soldiers, armed police and migration officials blocked hundreds of migrants after they crossed the border from Guatemala in a caravan into southern Mexico on Wednesday, and detained dozens of them, a witness from a migrant aid group and an official said.

The Mexican response in the border town of Metapa, which included dozens of soldiers, marked a toughening of the government's efforts to curb the flow of mainly Central American migrants, said Salva Cruz, a coordinator with Fray Matias de Cordova.

"That many sailors and military...

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican soldiers, armed police and migration officials blocked hundreds of migrants after they crossed the border from Guatemala in a caravan into southern Mexico on Wednesday, and detained dozens of them, a witness from a migrant aid group and an official said.

The Mexican response in the border town of Metapa, which included dozens of soldiers, marked a toughening of the government’s efforts to curb the flow of mainly Central American migrants, said Salva Cruz, a coordinator with Fray Matias de Cordova.

“That many sailors and...

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