More than 400,000 migrants passed through Honduras to the US this year

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The number of migrants of different nationalities who crossed Honduras this year on their way to the United States in search of better opportunities rose to more than 400,000, immigration authorities reported this Tuesday.

A statistical table from the National Migration Institute (INM) details that from January 1 to September 17, 2023, 419,101 migrants passed through Honduras, 176,103 from Venezuela, 71,480 from Cuba, 54,147 from Ecuador, 39,398 from Haiti and in smaller quantities from Colombia. , China, Senegal, Mauritania, Uzbekistan and other countries.

Last year there were 188,000 and since 2014 612,340 have passed.

Migrants enter through blind spots on the border with Nicaragua, especially through the community of Trojes, about 100 km east of Tegucigalpa, and a minority through Choluteca, 120 km to the south.

Many wander through the capital and other cities on the route to the Honduran border with Guatemala asking on the streets to adjust their fare and food.

Panama also registers a strong flow of migrants. Until September 9, it had registered the passage of 248,000, while in 2022 more than 100,000 passed.

Central American governments are managing ways to address the growing migratory flow, while the United States warns that travelers who arrive irregularly will be returned to their countries of origin.

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