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El Salvador: Caravan and City Centre

el salvador: The city said in a statement that it offered water and medical help to the caravan of 2,466 people, mainly from Nicaragua, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, according to CTV. It said the caravan included many children in the caravan, and some were suffering in the area's near-100-degree 39 C heat. The caravan walked past the city of Huixtla in the southern state of Chiapas on Monday, but police were lined up to keep them moving along a highway outside of the town, and did not let them enter -- a contrast to last year, when caravans were allowed to stay in the city centre. Such caravans aren't getting as a warm a welcome as they did last fall, when local governments and church groups handed out food, water and clothing and police sometimes helped the migrants get rides. It is a strategy to break them up ... to stop the caravans, said Irineo Mujica of the aid group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, which accompanied last year's caravans and the ones this year. Activists said that the Mexican government was trying to wear the caravans out, or stop them from trying to reach the United States. ( As reported in the news.