Central American migrants continue to face crackdown in Mexico

A signal of a shift in policy away from providing humanitarian support for Central American refugees and towards a programme of containment which is more in line with the demands of the US president.

    At least 1,300 migrants, mostly Cubans, staged the largest mass escape in recent memory from a Mexican detention centre.

    They say they had been facing overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at the facility.

    Meanwhile, a caravan of some 3,000 Central American migrants has been broken up by immigration officials in southern Mexico.

    Al Jazeera's Manuel Rapalo reports from the Mexican state of Chiapas.


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