Spontaneous caravan of migrants winds way through Honduras

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A caravan of more than 1,000 Hondurans is winding its way toward their country's border with Guatemala, with the goal of reaching a better life in the United States.

Dunia Montoya is a volunteer helping the migrants and says the movement began swelling spontaneously Friday after local media reported on approximately 160 migrants who had agreed to depart together for greater safety from San Pedro Sula.

Hondurans who had been thinking of leaving the country saw an opportunity to go with a support network. They stuffed backpacks and rushed to join the caravan.

Other people lent vans and trucks lent to help the group, whose initial members had started out on foot.