RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Guatemalan security forces on Sunday, January 17th, used sticks and tear gas to beat back a large migrant caravan bound for the United States, just days before the advent of a new U.S. administration, which urged travelers to abandon the journey.
Between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants, including families with young children, have entered Guatemala since Friday, authorities say, fleeing poverty and violence in a region hammered by the coronavirus pandemic and back-to-back hurricanes in November.
The caravan was met by around 3,000 Guatemalan security officials mustered in the village of . . .