Crime within the Migrant Caravan is taking its toll

The migrant caravan stopped on its route to Tapanatepec after Central Americans tried to lynch a man being accusing of attempted kidnapping, which generated tension within the Migrant Caravan heading towards the United States.

The accusation was added to other rumors that warn the presence of thieves in the crowd, claims that there are young men who travel alone and have taken advantage of the carelessness of the Central American migrants.

Women have complained about the impertinence of some men who consume alcoholic beverages or smoke marijuana along the way.

Some members of the caravan decided to wait for the bulk of the others to catch up and advanced their way to Niltepec, even at the risk of being detained by personnel of the National Institute of Migration (INM), which for now only offers migrants information about the refugee program.

Not having foreseen that they would stay an extra day in Tapanatepec, there is no food or water for the migrants. They will have to wait for the neighboring town of Niltepec to send supplies.

For the first time, the migrants have decided to clean the kiosk, the main square and the courtyards where they spent the night, after pressure from the coordinators who constantly invite them to pick up the trash before they continue the journey, advice many ignore.