Caravan members in Mexico debate options, route to US border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Central American migrants resting in Mexico City debated which route they should take to the border and what options were available to them in Mexico and the United States ahead of vote on what their caravan's next step should be.

Members of the thousands-strong caravan meeting in an assembly in a sports stadium late Wednesday emphasized the need to be careful in choosing their route north because any path will inevitably take them through areas where drug cartels are active. A vote on the caravan's next step could take place late Thursday.

"California is the longest route but is the best border, while Texas is the closest but the worst" border, said Jose Luis Fuentes of the National Lawyers Guild.

Others explained the options available to migrants in Mexico.

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