ARRIAGA, Mexico | The Latest: Migrant caravan negotiates with police in Mexico

ARRIAGA, Mexico | The Latest: Migrant caravan negotiates with police in Mexico

ARRIAGA, Mexico— The Latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to travel through Mexico to the U.S. (all times local):

8:30 a.m.
Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields have blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States, after several thousand of the migrants turned down a chance to apply for refugee status and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits.

A standoff unfolded Saturday as federal police officers blocked the highway, saying there was an operation underway to stop the caravan.

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