Guatemala Declares State of Emergency to Halt Migrant Caravan

Guatemala declared a state of emergency in swathes of the country to halt a caravan of Honduran migrants expected to depart toward the border between both countries on Tuesday, with the eventual aim of reaching the U.S.

The decree restricts outdoor gatherings and authorizes the use of force to break up any unauthorized groups. It is binding for 15 days.

The U.S. administration of President Joe Biden is in talks with Mexico over measures to curb the flow of migrants. The U.S. is currently experiencing a surge of unaccompanied minors arriving at its southwest border.

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