MEXICO CITY, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Haiti opened a consulate in southern Mexico’s southern border city Tapachula in a bid to help manage migration, Mexican authorities said on Friday, amid a sharp surge in Haitians. trying to cross the border between the United States and Mexico.
The opening of the consulate, near the border with Guatemala, is part of the efforts of authorities of the two countries to serve the migrant population of the Caribbean nation, the Mexican government said in a statement.
The increase in the number of Haitians passing through Mexico has been fueled by economic unrest, a devastating earthquake and political upheaval following the assassination of its president in July.
On Thursday, a caravan of about 3,000 migrants with many Haitians left Tapachula for the US-Mexico border. (Report by Sharay Angulo. Edited by Miguel Angel Gutiérrez)