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  • Migrants walk along the highway to Matias Romero from Juchitan.

    Migrants walk along the highway to Matias Romero from Juchitan. | Photo: Reuters

Published 1 November 2018

The parents and the newborn are still in the Medical Clinic de Nuestra Señora de Juquila, in the municipality of Juchitan de Zaragoza, in the southern state of Oaxaca.

On Wednesday, at 1:50 p.m. (local time) the first baby in the Central American Exodus or Migrant Caravan was born, which is currently going through Mexico bound for the United States. According to local media, the baby girl's name would be Guadalupe, honoring the Virgen Morena (Virgin of Guadalupe).

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The parents and the newborn are still in the Medical Clinic de Nuestra Señora de Juquila, in the municipality of Juchitan de Zaragoza, in the southern state of Oaxaca. The father, Adrian Vazquez, from Guatemala, told local media that both the mother and the baby are in good health conditions.

Both parents are traveling with three other children, part the Central American Exodus, fleeing from violence and the lack of economic opportunities. The baby was supposed to be born on the 15th, however, the delivery happened earlier and Olga Suyapa, the mother, was in a migrants shelter when she asked her husband to take her to the clinic.

Adrian Vazquez has another daughter in the Mexican northern of Coahuila, who asked his father for help to build her a house, Vazquez is a builder. "We want to see if we have a better life, because my partner struggled to look for work and could not find, he walked around the town, like he is a bricklayer, and did not find," said Olga.

The Migrant Caravan, or Central American Exodus as it has been branded by its organizers, is formed by 7,000 people from all of Central America, mainly Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.  The U.S.-bound caravan has been condemned and labeled unwelcome by President Donald Trump. 

President Trump said Wednesday he would send up to 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico to prevent the migrant caravan from entering the country, as the mid-term elections get closer.


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