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Hundreds of migrants in southern Mexico board 'The Beast' heading north

Updated : 2019-04-27 23:05:07

Hundreds of migrants hoping to reach the United States boarded a freight train in southern Mexico late on Thursday, frustrated by efforts to slow their progress by the Mexican government, which is under pressure from US President Donald Trump.

Central American migrants, moving in a caravan through Juchitan, Oaxaca are pictured atop a train known as
Central American migrants, moving in a caravan through Juchitan, Oaxaca are pictured atop a train known as "The Beast" while continuing their journey toward the United States, in Mexico. (REUTERS/Jose Cortes)
Central American migrants hold Hondura's national flag while moving in a caravan through Juchitan, Oaxaca atop a train known as
Central American migrants hold Hondura's national flag while moving in a caravan through Juchitan, Oaxaca atop a train known as "The Beast." (REUTERS/Jose Cortes)
Central American migrants hang on, as they ride a train known as
Central American migrants hang on, as they ride a train known as "The Beast", continuing their journey towards the United States, in Ixtepec, Mexico. (REUTERS/Jose Cortes)
A police truck leaves the Siglo XXI immigrant detention centre after a large group of Cubans, Haitians and Central Americans broke out and escaped the facilities, in Tapachula, Mexico. (REUTERS/Jose Torres)
A police truck leaves the Siglo XXI immigrant detention centre after a large group of Cubans, Haitians and Central Americans broke out and escaped the facilities, in Tapachula, Mexico. (REUTERS/Jose Torres)
The risky move to board the train, known as
The risky move to board the train, known as "La Bestia" (The Beast), followed a mass breakout of migrants from a holding centre in the southern border city of Tapachula on Thursday night. (REUTERS/Jose Cortes)
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