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Migrant caravan on the move in Honduras in uncertain times

Migrant caravan on the move in Honduras in uncertain times

World
Honduran migrants began walking toward the Guatemalan border before dawn, driven by deepening poverty and the hope of a warmer reception if they can reach the United States borderBy CLAUDIO ESCALON Associated PressJanuary 15, 2021, 8:08 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- Honduran migrants began walking toward the Guatemalan border before dawn Friday, driven by deepening poverty and the hope of a warmer reception if they can reach the United States border.They quickly dispersed along the heavily-trafficked highway to the border town of Agua Caliente, but estimates of their number ranged from 2,000 to more than twice that. Around 4 a.m., young men and entire families carrying sleeping children set out. Some quickly caught rides while ...
Many in migrant caravan bused back to Honduran border

Many in migrant caravan bused back to Honduran border

World
POPTUN, Guatemala -- Hundreds of Honduran migrants who had entered Guatemala this week without registering were being bused back to their country's border Saturday by authorities who met them with a large roadblock.By 5 a.m. Saturday, none of 1,000 or so migrants who had been stalled by police and soldiers remained along a stretch of rural highway remained. Police said that hours earlier, migrants had boarded buses and army trucks to be taken back to the border.Small groups of fewer than 10 migrants each could still be found walking along the highway before the roadblock Saturday morning.Olvin Suazo, 21, was walking with three friends, all from Santa Barbara, Honduras.“We're going to continue,” he said. “We were resting and the bigger group continued. We didn't know what happened to them.”...
Truck collision on Indian highway kills 23 migrant workers

Truck collision on Indian highway kills 23 migrant workers

World
A government official says at least 23 migrant workers have been killed when a truck they were travelling in crashed into a stationary truck on a highway in northern IndiaByThe Associated PressMay 16, 2020, 10:03 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLUCKNOW, India -- At least 23 migrant workers were killed Saturday when a truck they were traveling in crashed into a stationary truck on a highway in northern India, an official said. Tens of thousands of migrant laborers have been returning from big cities to their villages after losing jobs because of a countrywide lockdown imposed in late March to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The government has started a limited number of trains to facilitate their travel, but thousands are using trucks and bu...
The Latest: Pope Francis makes appeal for migrant workers

The Latest: Pope Francis makes appeal for migrant workers

Health
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Struggles in India, Brazil, US show virus fight far from won. — Pope Francis makes appeal for migrant farm workers. — Indonesia to allow transportation services for some members of the public. — Confirmed coronavirus cases expected to surpass 50,000 across Africa. ——— ROME — Pope Francis is calling for migrant farm workers to be treated with dignity, issuing an appeal as Italy weighs whether to legalize undocumented agricultural workers amid a shortage of seasonal farm labor due to the coronavirus emergency. Francis said he had b...
Climate change: Migrant species do well in warm and wet UK in 2019

Climate change: Migrant species do well in warm and wet UK in 2019

Science
It's been a good year for migrant butterflies, moths and dragonflies in the UK, according to a review of 2019 by the National Trust. The charity says warm and wet weather saw the biggest influx of painted lady butterflies in a decade. But the impacts of drought and wildfires in some parts mean it's not been a good year for natterjack toads and water voles.The fires saw the habitats of mountain hares impacted as well. The changeable nature of the weather in 2019 meant there were mixed outcomes for species around the country. The warm spells in the earlier part of the year saw lots of moths, butterflies and dragonflies from Europe arrive en masse. Chief among them was the painted lady butterfly. This orange and black spotted specie...