SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- This week, hundreds of migrants arrived at the U.S-Mexico border after traveling thousands of miles.
So where is the migrant caravan from? CNN reports that the caravan is composed of people from Honduran, El Salvador and Guatemala.
According to the CIA’s World Factbook, Honduras is the second-poorest country in Central America. CNN reports that criminals have extorted Hondurans into paying a “war tax.” Those who don’t pay are often killed.
Distance from U.S.-Mexico border: 2,271 miles
The CIA’s World Factbook also claims that El Salvador has one of the world’s highest homicide rates and pervasive criminal hangs.
Distance from U.S.-Mexico border: 2,897 miles
Nearly half of children under the age of 5 in Guatemala are malnourished as the country has one of the highest malnutrition rates, according to the CIA. More than half of the country also lives in poverty.
Distance from U.S.-Mexico border: 2,653 miles