The first and largest caravan (now said by some to number about 3000) moved 50 miles yesterday from Donaji, Oaxaca, to Sayula de Aleman, Veracruz. Still intent on securing buses to Mexico City, caravan leaders at first obtained an offer of transportation from the Veracruz governor, who then retracted it. This morning finds the group in Sayula, 767 miles from the U.S. border.
In addition, other caravans have joined the exodus. The second caravan (1000-1500 people) is at Mapastepec, where caravan 1 was eight days ago. Caravan 3 (also between 1000 and 1500) has crossed illegally into Mexico by fording the Suchiate River about 300 miles south of caravan 1. In addition, a fourth caravan, of about 300, is said to be already in the Mexican gulf coast state of Veracruz, ahead of caravan 1.