1,500 migrants enter Oaxaca; authorities did not take measures to provide them with medical care

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The foreigners arrived in the community of Los Corazones, in the municipality of San Pedro Tapanatepec, and are expected to resume their walk on the Pan-American Highway tomorrow.

Juchitán, Oax. – About 1,500 migrants entered Oaxaca territory yesterday Saturday, coming from the Chiapas municipality of Arriaga and requested the support of the authorities to care for women and minors, who make up half of that caravan.

The foreigners arrived in the community of Los Corazones, which belongs to the municipality of San Pedro Tapanatepec, and it is expected that tomorrow they will resume their walk on the Pan-American Highway, towards this Juchiteca city.

Although the arrival of the migrant caravan to the territory of Oaxaca was announced for this Saturday, neither the immigration authorities, the National Guard nor the municipal government took measures to provide them with medical attention.

The migrants began to enter Los Corazones shortly after 11:00 a.m., but it was not until 6:00 p.m. when the municipal government of San Pedro Tapanatepec sent an ambulance and a van to transport them to the DIF headquarters.

“There are about 1,500 migrants, half of them are women and children. We asked for support from federal and municipal authorities and until eight o’clock last night, no one responded to our request for help,” said a source from the volunteers.

The coordinator of Pueblos Sin Fronteras, Irineo Mujica, regretted the immigration policy of the Mexican government that puts the safety of migrants at risk who, he has pointed out, are exposed to mafias and extortion.

Source: El Universal