Posted on October 26, 2021

Migrants March on Mexican Capital Demanding ‘Dignity’

Agence France-Presse, October 25, 2021

Around 1,000 migrants seeking refugee status marched on Monday towards the Mexican capital, as the government faced a call by the United Nations to process the requests quickly.

The caravan, including foreigners from at least eight countries, set off from the southern city of Tapachula on Saturday demanding “justice, dignity and freedom.”

The group was traveling on foot on highways in Chiapas state under the watch of immigration and National Guard personnel, an AFP reporter saw.

“My country, society, is in decline. I don’t want my daughter to grow up with that,” said 23-year-old Ecuadorian Ismael Gualapuro, who hopes to reach the United States with his wife and two-year-old.


Mexico has expelled 54,000 migrants so far in 2021 {snip}