A caravan of some 7,000 Central American migrants is advancing through southern Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. The vast majority of them are from Honduras, a country of 9 million people.
A bleak combination of powerful drivers like poverty and gang violence leads many to see emigration as the only possibility for a decent life, and an estimated 750,000 Hondurans live outside the country, including nearly 600,000 in the United States, according to the International Organization for Migration.
Here’s a look at why Hondurans are fleeing.
POVERTY AND INEQUALITY
Nearly two-thirds . . .