Guatemalan security forces repressed a caravan of Central American migrants that left Honduras and headed for the United States (USA).
The migrants separated into several groups to go to other border points in Guatemala, after agents used tear gas on Saturday against the caravan, with more than 100 migrants, when they tried to break the cordon established by the police.
During the confrontation, several people were injured. The Government of Guatemala has reinforced the border posts since the departure of the new caravan was announced, which departed from the Honduran town of San Pedro Sula.
Earlier, another 500 migrants, between Hondurans and Nicaraguans, arrived in the town of Corinto and then went to the Guatemalan department of Izabal, near the border, where they were intercepted by anti-riot forces of the National Civil Police and the Army.
Guatemalan authorities reported that 36 people were deported to Honduras because they did not meet the requirements.
The group that arrived in Guatemala is part of a large caravan of some 600 people that left the Great Metropolitan Bus Station in San Pedro Sula on Saturday morning to go to the United States.
At the end of 2021, the US reactivated a migration policy so that migrants remain in Mexico while they wait for their hearings to enter the country, while the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs verified that the measure would be temporary.