The migrant caravan is a practical and political reaction to Mexico’s futile attempts at dissuasion

Mexico’s resort to riot police and tear gas is part of a wider effort to scare migrants into returning to Central America. But push factors like extreme violence and grinding poverty weigh far more in the balance than shows of dissuasive violence, writes Alejandra Díaz de Leon (LSE Department of Sociology). A migrant caravan made up of approximately 2,000 Hondurans (including women, children, and families) is currently making … Continue reading The migrant caravan is a practical and political reaction to Mexico’s futile attempts at dissuasion