Mexico readies for Central American migrants at south border
January 17, 2020
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Border security forces in southern Mexico were preparing Friday for the expected arrival of hundreds of Central Americans traveling through Guatemala and vowed to prevent a repeat of the headline-grabbing "caravans" of past years when massive flows of migrants and asylum seekers overwhelmed agents.
National Guard and army troops stood watch as rafts plied the Suchiate River between the two countries as dawn painted the sky a vibrant tangerine. About 100 more guardsmen arrived in the afternoon with riot shields to await orders.
A soldier who requested anonym...