Fights break out among Caravan Members defiant of Mexican Authorities and Hospitality
- November 15, 2018
- By Admin: Cristina Garfield
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Gudalajara, Jalisco,Mexico -Spirits are changing among the people in the Caravan and factions have become apparent to the point where they have chosen to lead their own pathways to their destinations. This issue began with the fact that some people within the caravan were not happy with the food that was provided to them as they demanded “Tacos al Vapor.” Fights broke out among the people of the caravan and local authorities had to intervene to diffuse the situation. Fights continued between the people showing their disagreements over the care being provided to them by the locals in the towns they have passed through.
Up to this point, it is reported that Asylum has not been sought as the Central Americans do not want the temporary work offered to them by the Mexican Government. They have made their destination clear: They want to reach the United States Border. It was also reported that 55 buses were provided to transport 2,000 Central Americans to Nayarit. However, the buses were not able to arrive to that destination due to road conditions. Central Americans are refusing to unload the buses and are demanding to be taken the rest of the way to Nayarit.
Authorities have become frustrated with the caravan as it’s members are not wanting to accept the food and clothes given to them and are wasting it by just throwing it away or leaving it behind just because they do not like it. Many people have been posting videos on the internet showing the trash, untouched food and clothing donations left in the streets in the wake of the Caravan through their pueblos.
More over, the members of the caravan are disregarding simple rules set by the Mexican authorities like the smoking of marijuana. A group of adolescents traveling unaccompanied have gained the attention of the authorities after openly smoking the drug at the entrance of the facility where they are being housed. It has been reported that the Caravan members are throwing apples and oranges, smashing them into the ground, to show their dislike for the food being provided to care for them.
This blog post is a translation from a news report by Adriana Luna of Excelsior TV Newscast with Antonio Zaarate.