09 April, 2018
"President Trump: If you wish to reach agreements with Mexico, we stand ready, as we have proved until now, always willing to engage in a dialogue, acting in earnestness, in good faith and in a constructive spirit", Nieto said as he addressed from the presidential palace in Mexico City.
Anderson Cobach Zacarias, a 10-year-old from Guatemala at a church in Puebla, Mexico, that has been converted into a shelter for several hundred migrants from Central America, many of home had hoped to travel to the USA border, drawing the ire of President Trump.
Mujica said this year's caravan was so large it would have been risky to travel to the border by train-hopping.
"Until we can have a wall and proper security we're going to be guarding our border with the military", Trump said. Nobody knows where he derived this conclusion from but, apparently, it was an attempt to advocate strengthening USA immigration laws.
NBC News put a different spin on the demise of the planned border invasion. Puebla is about two hours south of Mexico City, and about seven hours northwest of where the caravan has been camped out for days in Oaxaca.
The Mexican government has responded by issuing temporary permits to migrants.
While a handful of the migrants may attempt to cross into the US and some are planning to seek asylum, the yearly march is mostly held to raise awareness to the dangers of fleeing gang violence or political upheaval and corruption in Central American nations.
The announcement capped a day of developments in Mexico, where the caravan of Central American migrants whose trek toward the United States had infuriated Trump began breaking up.More news: Markets open flat; Sensex at 33570 points
On Wednesday, despite confirmation by Mexican officials that they would break up "the caravan" PSF activist Alex Mensing defiantly tweeted "the caravan isn't over".
Mayra Zepeda, 38, of Honduras, said that once she gets documents to cross Mexico, she and her husband will continue their journey toward the border city of Tijuana. That's far short of their goal of making the USA border as a publicity stunt.
The caravan of Central American migrants that has prompted scathing tweets from President Donald Trump is expected to end its journey at the Mexican capital rather than pushing north to the US border, organizers said Wednesday.
Trump appeared to be saying that the caravan was somehow responsible for the rape of women.
They said that the size of the group of more than 1,000 people had made travel too hard, The Washington Post reported. She said they hope to find better paying jobs there and aren't planning to try to cross into the U.S. They're not sending you, they're not sending you.
Misael Bonilla, 31, carried his three children's birth certificates and a printed photograph of his slain brother-in-law that he hoped would be enough to allow his family to apply for asylum in the United States.
Trump on Thursday incorrectly claimed credit for Mexican authorities cracking down on the group.
Alfredo Corchado, the Border-Mexico correspondent for The Dallas Morning News, covered the presidential campaign launch this week of one candidate in the northern states of Mexico.