PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico | Migrants set out on arduous 60-mile journey to next stop

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico | Migrants set out on arduous 60-mile journey to next stop

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico — Increasingly sick and facing a punishing 60-mile (100 kilometer) trek, members of the migrant caravan began leaving the southern Mexico city of Pijijiapan on Friday and walking in the pre-dawn darkness to the next stop, Arriaga.

The migrants’ coughs could be heard in the darkness long before their faces become visible.

Yamileth Caldames, one of those making the arduous journey, went to the highway, took a look at what lay ahead, and returned to town with her sleeping 3-year-old daughter in her arms.

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