Caravan of mothers from Central America protests in Mexico City | News


The streets of the Zócalo, in the center of the Mexican capital, were taken this Saturday by the March of Central American Mothers with the aim of demanding justice and to find their children who have disappeared during their migratory transit through Mexico.


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A caravan of almost 50 people, including men, walked through the streets of the Historic Center of Mexico City with photographs of their disappeared children and with the flags of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

“Shoulder to shoulder, elbow to elbow, migrants, we are all,” the women chanted in front of the National Palace, residence of the head of the Mexican Executive, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

People wore pictures of their children around their necks. These almost 50 people entered Mexico on May 1 and 2 through the bridge in the municipality of Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas, on the border with Guatemala.

After two years without reaching Mexico, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the mothers toured the states of Chiapas, Veracruz, Tabasco and the capital to demand progress from the Mexican authorities in the complaints they filed for their disappeared.

“Son, listen, your mother is in the fight. We have never left, we are here and we are not leaving,” was another of the phrases chanted by the mothers who marched through the Zócalo.

“Central American mothers and fathers demand justice for the disappearance of their sons and daughters. Their cries revive the memory and the hope of seeing them again,” the Mesoamerican Migrant Movement citizen association, which accompanies the caravan, commented on social networks.

This protest coincides with the trip of the Mexican president, López Obrador, to several countries in Central America and the Caribbean, where he will remain until this Sunday to address migration issues with his counterparts.

The region has had an unprecedented migratory flow, as an access route to the United States, whose Customs and Border Protection Office (CPB) detected more than 1.7 million undocumented immigrants on the Mexican border in fiscal year 2021, which ended on 30 of September.

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