Merzig, 31th May 2014 Solidarity with Marchs and Caravans in Mexico

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Short History: 
The first caravan called "Caravana Viacrus Migrante" was
organized by the migrants of "La 72 in Tenosique" they
started marching at the beginning of the holy week and
crossed the whole country, from Guatemala to the border
of United States. Just a couple of days after the 
caravan started marching the train workers did not 
allow migrants to get on the train. So the caravan split
in two. 
One part marched to Mexico City to have an interview
with the president and the other one
tried to get to United States by their own means.

The ones that marched to Mexico City arrived safely, 
had an interview with a government official, and 
received a 30 day visa to travel trough Mexico and
get to United States. The other part of the caravan
got caught and deported very fast.

61 migrants of the caravan that got to the US border
asked political asylum and now their cases are being 
checked. The rest of the people are in different migrant
shelters and will try to cross illegally the border. 
Sadly one of them died trying to cross the Bravo river
(natural border between both countries).

The second caravan called "Caravana por el Libre Tránsito"
is organized by "Hermanos en el Camino in Ixtepec" they
announce the departure of the march two weeks ago
but it has been delayed due to threats of deportation
by the mexican government.
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They had announce a new date of departure: 
1st of June at 11 am
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NO BORDER CROSSING IS ILLEGAL
MARCH FOR FREEDOM IS IN FULL SOLIDARITY WITH MARCHS AND
CARAVANS IN MEXICO
WE ARE ONE, FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR EVERYBODY EVERYWHERE


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