- Associated Press - Sunday, October 21, 2018

Migrant Gonzalo Martinez says he is voluntarily returning to Honduras from a bridge connecting Guatemala and Mexico because he was disappointed in the unruliness of caravan members and just wanted to head home.

“We thought the caravan was passive but there were unruly people, I was disappointed,” said the 37-year-old farmer as he boarded a bus in Tecun Uman, Guatemala to take him back to Honduras.

Martinez was referring to the clashes with police when migrants forced their way through a Guatemalan border fence and some then tried to get into Mexico, only to be prevented by Mexican police.

He said he was trying to migrate from the province of Lempira to the United States because of the violence in Honduras.

“They killed some relatives; they shot my father and they also tried to kill me,” he said, adding that the roughly $4 he earns in daily wages is not enough to feed his family of seven.

Martinez was one of more than 500 Honduran migrants who voluntarily returned to their country.

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