published 2019-03-28 14:31:25 by
MEXICO CITY – Mexico is bracing for the possible arrival of the “mother of all caravans,” even as doubts arise over whether the group of Central American migrants will be all that big.
Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero has said a caravan of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala could be forming. She has pledged to form a police line of containment around Mexico’s narrow Tehuantepec Isthmus to stop migrants from continuing north to the U.S. border.
But a WhatsApp group calling for people to gather Saturday in El Salvador to set off for Guatemala only has about 206 members.
Another caravan of about 2,500 Central Americans and Cubans is currently making its way through Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas.