Editor’s Note: The Central American Caravan, pipe bombs sent to Dems, and now Donald Trump’s allegedly unsecured iPhone are the stories dominating major US news media in the last two weeks before the Midterms. In this report Judicial Watch presents actual interviews with a cross section of Caravan participants, all of whom claim they heard about the trek on the news and demur when asked about central organization.
Other sources observe how there are likely powerful monied interests and resources behind the event, which almost has to be the case as the many thousands now on the move need food, water, and perhaps most importantly ground transportation if they are in fact to reach the US-Mexican border on or before November 6, when Americans go to the polls. This has been partly confirmed by Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, who said in a press report, “The irregular mobilization was organized for political reasons to negatively affect the governance and image of Honduras and to destabilize the peace of neighboring countries.” He added that many Caravan participants returned to Honduras after realizing they’d been duped.
(October 23, 2018)
Besides gang members and mobs of young angry men, the Central American caravan making its way into the United States also consists of Africans, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans and Indians. Judicial Watch is covering the crisis from the Guatemalan-Honduran border this week and observed that the popular mainstream media narrative of desperate migrants—many of them women and children—seeking a better life is hardly accurate. Guatemalan intelligence officials confirmed that the caravan that originated in the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula includes a multitude of Special Interest Aliens (SIA) from the countries listed above as well as other criminal elements and gang members.
There are also large groups of men, some with criminal histories, aggressively demanding that the U.S. take them in. During a visit to the Guatemalan town of Chiquimula, about 35 miles from the Honduran border, Judicial Watch encountered a rowdy group of about 600 men, ages 17 to about 40, marching north on a narrow two-lane highway. Among them was a 40-year-old Honduran man who previously lived in the United States for decades and got deported. His English was quite good, and he said his kids and girlfriend live in the U.S. Another man in his 30s contradicted media reports that caravan participants are fleeing violence and fear for their life. “We’re not scared,” he said waving his index finger as others around him nodded in agreement. “We’re going to the United States to get jobs.” Others chanted “vamos para allá Trump!” (We’re coming Trump) as they clenched their fists in the air. “We need money and food,” said a 29-year-old man who made the trek with his 21-year-old brother.