Hondurans remain hopeful as Guatemala cracks down on caravan

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    Police in Guatemala have fired tear gas to disperse thousands of Honduran migrants trying to make their way to the United States.

    Security forces surrounded the group on a highway in Vado Hondo, near the border with Honduras.

    Some were arrested as they tried to break through a police blockade and head for Mexico.

    Authorities said they would not let anyone in without a COVID-19 test or the right papers.

    Honduras has long suffered widespread crime and poverty, but the pandemic and then a series of storms in November have made life worse for many.

    Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Mexico City.

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