The caravan still coming. Moving slowly through Mexico where the Mexican people are offering up mountains of support for them. The original mass of people that started out of Honduras was over 7000 strong. But it’s been losing participants as it’s slowly snaked its way through Central America. Reports are that everyday hundreds give up on the attempt. Maybe it’s the sheer scale of the challenge. Maybe it’s exhaustion. Either way, it is withering away.
But the entire prospect of this event begs a number of questions. Firstly, for me anyway, is how in the hell do over 7000 people move across the land? Sure, they’re walking, but where are they getting food and water? A mass of people that size would strain any community. It’d be like a plague of locust moving across the landscape, devouring every resource before them.
South and Central America are not known for their abundance of resources. Food, fuel and potable water is a premium in a number of the countries. Therefore, it only makes sense that this caravan is receiving support from someone. I imagine it’s a benign NGO sponsored by a vague international body of some sort. This in turn begs the question, who? And more importantly, why?