Skip to Content

Venezuelans big presence in caravan after visa requirement

KIFI

By EDGAR H. CLEMENTE
Associated Press

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — After walking along rural highways in southern Mexico for two days, Venezuelan Wilber Pires spent what was supposed to be a day of rest for several thousand migrants traveling in a caravan, asking for help to buy medicine for his daughter. Two-year-old Valesca Pires was hospitalized in Huixtla overnight with a high fever. Other children in the extended family of 18 were sick as well and covered with mosquito bites. Under the roof of a covered court where migrants slept side-by-side on sheets spread over concrete, adults tended to battered feet after walking some 25 miles since departing Tapachula Monday.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content