2021-01-19: News Headlines

RT (2021-01-18). Guatemalan police start clearing US-bound migrant caravan camp after violent clashes (VIDEOS). rt.com Police in Guatemala have started breaking up a caravan of hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants who had camped on a street while trying to reach the US, after their journey was halted by officials, migration authorities have said. | In videos aired on TV and shared on social media, lines of security forces could be seen marching with shields and batons towards migrants in the village of Vado Hondo, in the east of the country, around 55km from the borders of Honduras and El Salvador. | Guatemala continues to use soldiers and police to stop the caravan. Here Guatemalan forces blocked off a highway to stop immigra…

teleSUR (2021-01-18). Mexico to Cut Pfizer Vaccine Imports to Supply Poor Countries. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) Sunday informed his government will reduce the U.S. Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine imports so that poorer countries have greater access to it. | RELATED: | "We agree that Pfizer doses should be reduced so that the United Nations (UN) can distribute them equally to poor countries," AMLO said. | Despite this decision, the government's vaccination plan does not stop. Me…

RT (2021-01-17). Massive caravan of Honduran migrants fights Guatemalan troops on journey to US border (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com Hundreds of migrants from Honduras have clashed with Guatemala's stick-wielding soldiers after a large caravan breached the country's border en route to the US. | Video from the scene shows migrants desperately attempting to push through a thick formation of soldiers blocking a road near the village of Vado Hondo in eastern Guatemala. A large group manages to break through the ranks, however, stick-wielding soldiers quickly intercept the majority of them and beat them back. | Blocking caravan: Guatemalan soldiers clash with migrants from Honduras

_____ (2021-01-17). Migrant Caravan Heads To United States From Honduras. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, known for his tough stance on immigration, warned that if his policies are reversed, as Biden has pledged to do, "a tidal wave" of illegal migration will follow. | A migrant caravan of reportedly thousands is heading to the United States from Honduras, asking the incoming Biden administration to "honor its commitments", apparently referring to the president-elect's pledges to reverse most of Trump's immigration policies, according to media reports. | According to a statement issued by the migrant rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras ["People Without Borders"], and…

teleSUR (2021-01-17). Guatemala Prevents Honduran Migrants From Heading To US Border. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's Military forces Sunday prevented the passage of more than 6,000 Honduran migrants who were trying to continue their way to the Mexico-U.S. border. | RELATED: | Guatemala's Migration Institute (GIM) Director Guillermo Diaz reported that between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants had crossed the border since Friday, highlighting that 992 migrants were deported, 163 of which were minors. | Violent clashes were seen b…

sputniknews (2021-01-16). Migrant Caravan Heads to US From Honduras, Calls on Biden Administration to 'Honor Its Commitments'. sputniknews.com On Tuesday, the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, known for his tough stance on immigration, warned that if his policies are reversed, as Biden has pledged to do, "a tidal wave" of illegal migration will follow.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-16). A new migrant caravan leaves from Honduras for the US. peoplesdispatch.org Over 3,000 Hondurans have embarked on a perilous journey to the US in the absence of a response from the far-right government of President Juan Orlando Hernández to the socio-economic crisis in the country…