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A new migrant caravan of about 2,500 people is making its way through southern Mexico, headed for the U.S. border, facing greater heat - and a much cooler welcome - than last year's caravans.
The caravan walked past the city of Huixtla in the southern state of Chiapas on Monday, but police were lined up to keep them moving along a highway outside of the town and did not let them enter.
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It's a stark contrast to last year when caravans were allowed to stay in the city center.
The city said in a statement that it offered water and medical help to the caravan of 2,466 people, mainly from Nicaragua, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
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It said the caravan included many children and some were suffering in the area's near-100-degree heat.
Such caravans aren't getting as a warm a welcome as they did last fall, when local governments and church groups handed out food, water and clothing and police sometimes helped the migrants get rides.
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Activists said that the Mexican government was trying to wear the caravans out, or stop them from trying to reach...
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