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Honduran migrant caravan tear down border gate, rush toward border bridge into Mexico

Honduran migrant caravan tear down border gate, rush toward border bridge into Mexico
Posted at 11:17 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 14:17:12-04

Thousands of Honduran migrants traveling together in a caravan heading towards the U.S. have torn down a border gate in Guatemala and rushed toward a border bridge into Mexico.

The caravan quickly grabbed the attention of world leaders as word of its formation spread over the weekend. By Tuesday, US President Donald Trump had weighed in with a warning, threatening to cut foreign aid to Honduras if the group didn't turn back.

The Honduran migrants say they're headed for the United States -- fleeing violence and searching for economic opportunity.