Thousands of migrants gathered in Southern Mexico before dawn on Saturday, determined to start their way toward the Southern U.S. border.
Migrants from Africa and the Caribbean joined those from Central America as they started their long journey.
But they didn’t get far.
Before they group had made the first leg of their trip, the Mexican military police stopped the migrants and turned them back toward their point of origin. The police put many on buses, while a few of them decided to walk back.
The situation shows the cooperation between the U.S. and Mexican governments as they try to control the number of people from other countries flowing across Mexico in an attempt to apply for asylum in the U.S.