Fifty Central American mothers arrived at the US-Mexico border last week, completing the twelfth Caravan of Mothers of missing Central American migrants. Each year Mexican human rights defender, Martha Sánchez Soler, leads the Caravan of Mothers from Guatemala to the northern border of Mexico. The families travel through Mexico looking for their missing and disappeared children. This year the Caravan was dedicated to the memory of environmental activist Berta Cáceres who was murdered in her home in Honduras in March, 2016.
More than 400,000 Central American migrants every year travel through Mexico on their way to the United States. Tens of thousands of those migrants go missing. They are often detained in Mexican jails —victims of that country’s increased attempts to stem the rising number of migrants making their way through Mexico. The Caravan and Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano aim to connect families of missing migrants and raise awareness about the thousands of Central American migrants who go missing on their journey through Mexico.
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