The National: Maligned by Trump, earthquake-hit Mexican town receives migrant caravan with open arms

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I wrote for The National about the caravan of Central American migrants and asylum seekers. I traveled to Juchitan, Oaxaca last week as the caravan passed through. This report discusses how local towns rolled out the welcome mat, and the challenges that the caravan will face in coming days and weeks.

“As night falls on Mexico’s southern Juchitan and city lights begin to flicker, thousands of Central American migrants spread out across a brand new bus station, transforming the grounds into an impromptu refugee camp.

The men, women and children are members of the 4,000-strong caravan travelling through Mexico toward the country’s capital city, in a desperate bid to reach the United States and leave behind a life of economic woes and violence.”

Read the full article here.