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Migrant caravan: 'I will not go back to Honduras whatever it takes'

Many Honduran migrants seeking asylum in the United States told FRANCE 24 they would rather brave the treacherous journey through Central America than return to poverty and violence back home.

More than 7,000 people have joined the migrant caravan to the United States. Another few thousand are expected to swell the group's numbers as they march through Mexico north to the border.

Despite the sweltering heat and dangerous conditions, many migrants from Honduras have said they would rather face the treacherous journey than return home.

"Even if they catch me, I will not go back to Honduras whatever it takes," one woman told FRANCE 24.

The caravan has become a major issue in the 2018 US midterm elections, with President Donald Trump threatening to cut off aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for failing to stop people from leaving their countries.

He also blamed the mass exodus on Democrats, urging voters to support Republican candidates when they head to the polls on November 6.

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