The first group of a Central American migrant caravan marching towards the United States has reached the Mexican capital.
More than one thousand migrants were provided temporary shelter at a sports stadium in Mexico City. Local authorities set up medical aid centers and gave out food and blankets. The group is now some eight hundred kilometers from the closest US border crossing. Most of the migrants say they are fleeing violence and poverty in their homelands. They are determined to finish the journey despite tough immigration policies and threats by the US President.