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Migrant Caravan Halted Amid Reports A Child Was Abducted | The Daily Caller

The organizers of the train of thousands of Central American migrants headed for the United States advised the travelers to take a break Sunday after hearing that a child had been abducted somewhere along the way.

Several migrants reported a child missing late Saturday night, according to The Associated Press, causing the caravan to decide to temporarily pause for a meeting in Tapanatepec, a southwestern Mexican town about a thousand miles from the U.S. border.

The report also states that the Mexican government appeared to be directly helping the migrants in their travels. The Grupo Beta, Mexico’s migrant protection agency, was seen giving rides to stragglers and distributing water.

At the caravan’s regular evening meeting, a nun reportedly reprimanded the men in the group who often take advantage first of the trucks that offer rides, saying they should instead let the women and children hop in.

The nun told the AP that her church would be organizing five trucks to carry the migrants for the next 33 miles to Niltepec, but only the women and children.

A few migrants disagreed with this strategy, with one man saying they’re all struggling equally while another woman appeared to imply that it was dangerous for the women to be alone without the men.

“I don’t agree that it should only be women with children,” said Rosa Bonilla, who is traveling with her two young children. “If we go alone anything could happen.”

Hector Alvarado, a 25 year-old Honduran man who quit school and left his wife and children at home to make money in the U.S., also disagreed with the plan.

“To me it’s bad because there has to be equality because we are all struggling on this path,” he said, according to the report.

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