Jul 30, 2011

Central American migrants: The Long March to Justice for Migrants - IPS ipsnews.net

The second story on the Central American mirgrant caravan currently moving north through Mexico

MEXICO: The Long March to Justice for Migrants - IPS ipsnews.net: "Wilfredo, a married father of three, is one of 500 people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras who are taking part in the 'Step by Step Towards Peace Caravan', which set out Sunday Jul. 24 through south and southeast Mexico to draw attention to the many dangers faced by Central American migrants in Mexico and demand respect for their rights.

The participants are human rights defenders, family members of migrants who have gone missing in Mexico, and undocumented migrants like Wilfredo.

One group of participants in the Caravan rode atop the freight train that heads northward from Tenosique in southeastern Mexico, near the Guatemalan border, while the other portion of the march set out from Guatemala City and rode the bus and train through the southern states of Chiapas and Oaxaca.

The two groups met up Thursday night in Coatzacoalcos, in the southern state of Veracruz. ...

The next stop on the Caravan's route is Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, where the participants will meet with Felipe González, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Their Families, to tell him about cases that could fill shelves of volumes about the horrors along one of the world's most dangerous migrant routes.

González and his team are on a fact-finding mission in Mexico from Jul. 25 to Aug. 2."

No comments:

Post a Comment