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Caravan of Dreams

Migrants in US-bound caravans risk everything for a better life

Thousand-strong caravans marching to the border with the United States have made international headlines since October 2018. Men, women, and children from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and beyond make their way through Mexico, enduring bleak conditions of life on the road. They flee persecution, poverty and crime in their home countries, guided by hope for a better future in America.

Migrant caravan bound for the US border
Eduardo and his family are part of a migrant caravan. His dream is to reach Texas, where he hopes to find a job that would give his children the “chance for a better life”.

RTD travels to the Mexico-Guatemala border to meet migrants who joined US-bound caravans. Some are yet to cross into Mexico; others are waiting for humanitarian visas in Mexico's Mapastepec city. While hundreds of thousands are caught at the very doorstep to the US, they all remain undeterred and determined to continue their arduous journey.

US-bound migrant caravans
Migrants with US-bound caravans mostly come from the Northern Triangle region, made up of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.