Trump warns Honduras over migrant caravan now in Guatemala

Staff Writer

ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn't stop a caravan of some 2,000 migrants, even as they resumed their northward trek through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the U.S. border.
Despite having walked all day Monday with swollen, blistered and aching feet, the group was up shortly after sunrise after sleeping on the ground in their clothes.
Dozens attended Mass at the Basilica in the city of Esquipulas, just across the border from Honduras and about 90 miles (150 kilometers) east of Guatemala City, before continuing the journey escorted by Guatemalan police.
The group's numbers have snowballed since about 160 migrants departed Friday from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with many people joining spontaneously carrying just a few belongings. A Guatemalan priest estimated that more than 2,000 had been fed at three shelters run by the Roman Catholic Church.
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