The participants in the VIII World Social Forum on Migration that was held over the weekend in Mexico City today strongly denounced, at the closing ceremony, the attempted blockades, fragmentation and containment of the migrant caravan that entered the country. Mexico on October 19.
They also showed their solidarity with the caravans that from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have traveled through southern Mexico during the last two weeks and are destined for the United States.
"We strongly denounce the attempted blockade, fragmentation and containment of the migrant caravan, which seek to distort it and violate the human rights of its members, placing them in a state of defenselessness and putting their lives at imminent risk," the participants said in the final declaration of the Forum.
They also rejected "any attempt to criminalize forced migration and turn victims into victimizers."
The text pointed out that the causes of the mass exodus of Central Americans and of more forced migrants from the world, who find death on their way to cling to life, "derive from a capitalist, wild and unjust world order (or disorder) that goes through a civilizatory crisis that is expressed with its greater rawness in the global south ".
They demanded that the States involved comply with their obligations and that the United Nations Organization guarantee full respect for human rights and immediate humanitarian assistance.
The World Social Forum of Migrations was held this weekend at the Tlatelolco University Cultural Center and brought together members of numerous movements and institutions from 70 countries.