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For Mexico too, migrant caravan represents a major challenge and dilemma

MEXICO CITY - In the United States, President Donald Trump has condemned the migrant caravan advancing toward the U.S.-Mexico border as an invading force of criminals who threaten national security.

In Mexico, where the roughly 5,000 Central American migrants are ready to embark on the next stage of their northward odyssey, the welcome has been much warmer, but not universally so.

"We can't receive a large number of people," Veracruz Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes grumbled last week as the caravan crossed into his Gulf Coast state. "There have been migrants in Veracruz for a long time, begging in the streets. It's a grave social problem."

His stance was a notable

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