CORDOBA, Mexico (AP) - A big group of Central Americans has agreed to push toward Mexico City from a coastal state Monday, planning to exit a part of the country that has long been treacherous for migrants seeking to get to the United States.
In a thundering voice vote Sunday night at a gymnasium in Cordoba, about 1,000 members of a migrant caravan that has been moving northward through Mexico voted to try to get to the capital Monday by walking and hitching rides. Cordoba is 178 miles (286 kilometers) from the capital, which would be the group's longest single-day journey yet for the caravan.
The migrants hope to regroup in the capital, seeking medical care and rest while they await stragglers. The caravan has found strength in numbers as it meanders north.
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