They accuse migrants and refugees of being messy, ungrateful and a danger to Tijuana, a narrative similar to US President Trump's. They complain the caravan forced its way into Mexico, calling it an "invasion."
Heads of state of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking nations call for the development and assistance of countries migrants are fleeing. With about 3,000 migrants at the US border, Tijuana says the city is preparing for an influx that will last months.
The first wave of migrants in the caravan, which became a central theme of the recent US election, began arriving in Tijuana in recent days, and their numbers have grown each day.
The 'migrant caravan' is a diverse set of people escaping poverty and violence who have been painted as a threatening, faceless monolith. Not all of them will reach the US border. The ones who do are chasing a future they can feel optimistic about.
Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants travelling through Mexico remained in the capital on Wednesday after a 1,600 km journey, with some saying they will not move until the police, human rights groups accompany them up north.
Tempers among trekkers flare as they struggle with exhaustion, blisters, sickness and swollen feet after Veracruz Governor reneges on an offer to provide buses to leapfrog the migrants to the Mexican capital.
The word 'migrant caravan' is used to describe a group of thousand of Central American migrants on their way to the United States. The term plays down their need.
As migration worldwide soars to record highs, far less visible has been its toll: the tens of thousands of people who die or simply disappear during their journeys. The AP has documented at least 56,800 migrants dead or missing worldwide since 2014.
A caravan of mostly Hondurans, estimated to number between 3,500 and 7,000, who left their country in mid-October are now in southern Mexico.
Lewis Hamilton won his fifth career Formula One championship with a fourth-place finish on Sunday at the Mexican Grand Prix, a race dominated by Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
The Mexican government seems torn between stopping several thousand Central American migrants from travelling toward the US border in a caravan or burnishing its international human rights image.
An estimated 3,500 Central Americans migrants, most of them were Hondurans, are believed to be traveling with the caravan of people heading towards the US border despite Mexico's asylum offer and threat of deportation once they get there.
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