"The group of migrants changed its decision after we warned that the Mexican authorities won't let them enter the country due to the pandemic," AMLO assured as he recalled that the caravan could follow political interests.
"It's not a coincidence that the caravan was organized when we are less than a month away from the U.S. elections," the President said.
Mexico's authorities urged Guatemala's and Honduras' governments to persuade the migrants not to leave their countries.
"Fortunately, our neighboring countries convinced the caravan to cease their journey through Central America," he said.
Opening Mexico's borders "would have posed a health risk for the migrants, and for Mexico's citizens," the National Institute of Migration (INM) President Francisco Garduño said.
Migrant caravan heading towards the U.S. breaks through a police barricade and enters Guatemala illegally.pic.twitter.com/P7MV3U5zHC