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

Posted: 11:17 AM, Oct 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-19 18:17:12Z

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.