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Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:15 AM

Mexicans shower the caravan with kindness -- and tarps, tortillas and medicine

Source: Washington Post

“Today it’s them. Tomorrow it could be us,” said Lesbia Cinco Ley, 70, who was volunteering with the Catholic church in town to distribute food.

Town officials in Pijijiapan said they began readying for the caravan’s arrival on Monday, holding meetings to strategize how to attend to the migrants. Before dawn on Thursday, Cinco Ley and several others began cooking, on a mission to prepare giant vats of ham and eggs and 14,000 sandwiches. Between the municipality, churches and private citizens, town officials estimated Pijijiapan had spent nearly $8,000 for one day’s worth of food.

“This is a poor town, but we still did all this,” said Guadalupe Rodriguez, 48, a city councilwoman.

It has been difficult to get a reliable estimate of the number of people in the caravan, for several reasons: It is now dispersed among towns along the highway in Chiapas; more than 1,000 migrants have dropped out to apply for asylum in Mexico; and new people have joined in. Meneses, Pijijiapan’s mayor, said 7,500 migrants had been in town, while the U.N. staff traveling with the caravan estimated it was 3,000.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexicans-shower-the-caravan-with-kindness--and-tarps-tortillas-and-medicine/2018/10/26/b2f828b4-d7b0-11e8-8384-bcc5492fef49_story.html?utm_term=.ec9e3164ab24



Despite their own poverty, the Mexican people are giving what they can to the Central American migrants. They are showing us what decency looks like.

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Reply Mexicans shower the caravan with kindness -- and tarps, tortillas and medicine (Original post)
SunSeeker Oct 2018 OP
bobbieinok Oct 2018 #1
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #3
riversedge Oct 2018 #2
violetpastille Oct 2018 #4
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #6
roamer65 Oct 2018 #11
Canoe52 Oct 2018 #5
iluvtennis Oct 2018 #7
aka-chmeee Oct 2018 #20
dweller Oct 2018 #8
lunamagica Oct 2018 #9
Auggie Oct 2018 #10
unitedwethrive Oct 2018 #12
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #13
Lady_Chat Oct 2018 #14
watoos Oct 2018 #16
watoos Oct 2018 #15
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #18
duforsure Oct 2018 #17
gademocrat7 Oct 2018 #19
SWBTATTReg Oct 2018 #21
BeckyDem Oct 2018 #22
Cha Oct 2018 #23
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #24
Cha Oct 2018 #25
PJMcK Oct 2018 #26
sheshe2 Oct 2018 #27
Wellstone ruled Oct 2018 #28

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:32 AM

1. These people totally shame the US GOP and Evangelicals!

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:41 AM

3. Yes, they're Christians who actially follow Christ's teachings.

I don't see that among the GOP or American evangelicals.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:33 AM

2. k for visibility

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 01:54 AM

4. Today it is them. Tomorrow it could be us.

I'm so proud of Mexico. The other half of my heritage..not so much.

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Response to violetpastille (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:08 AM

6. I bet if L.A. got hit with a huge earthquake, we'd get more help from Mexico than from Trump. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:58 AM

11. Yes, I think you are probably right.

You would get more help from Mexico and China, than from Dump.

I hate to say it.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:04 AM

5. KnR! nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:09 AM

7. Poor town, but still have human empathy to help others. Trumpians u can learn from them. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 11:27 AM

20. On the contrary,

I see no evidence that Trumpians can learn from anything or that they are at all interested in learning anything.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:27 AM

8. glad to see the UN there n/t

✌🏼️

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:35 AM

9. K&R.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 02:42 AM

10. K&R

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:06 AM

12. Yes...we need more human kindness. Any idea on how to donate to that town?

Or ways to help the migrants?

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Response to unitedwethrive (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:22 AM

13. Donate to the humanitarian groups helping the migrants.

The International Committee of the Red Cross is giving the migrants water, phones to call their families and medical care for their battered feet. Churches and recreation centers have opened their doors for them to sleep.The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is helping migrants fill out asylum applications. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/a-small-army-of-humanitarian-workers-help-migrants-on-the-treacherous-road-to-the-united-states/2018/10/25/258640cc-d87a-11e8-a10f-b51546b10756_story.html?utm_term=.ac1e2278e142

Here is where you can donate to the International Committee of the Red Cross: https://www.icrc.org/en/donate

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:42 AM

14. +1000

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 05:49 AM

16. There are several Catholic organizations

 

that I have stopped donating to, but I still give to Catholic Charities.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 05:46 AM

15. Mexico showers caravan with kindness

 

Kirsten Nielson and Trump prepare our Army to shower them with bullets. (Just warning shots)

So did Mexico feed the Muslims too? Worried Trumpers want to know.

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Response to watoos (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:39 AM

18. ...

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 05:54 AM

17. That's really caring,

And a show of compassion this country's leader cannot apprehend, along with the truth, facts. They're 1,000 miles from the border , which may take them a month to arrive there at the border, but trump is so desperate now he's sending 800 troops to the border for another pr stunt for the news cycle. He also is trying to make these people criminals, and terrorist , when the terrorist is in the mirror. trump looks for excuses to incite fear and hate and division with. This is what happens when White Nationalists are in charge of OUR government , violence , fear , and hate and lies are their trademarks.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 06:49 AM

19. Compassionate people

Sharing their meager resources with others seeking a better life. The Mexicans in these small communities are true Christians.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 12:02 PM

21. True humanitarians. It's a shame so much abuse and such are hurled at these neighbors of ...

all Americans. Showing us how true humanitarians act.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 12:32 PM

22. Love this !

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 10:10 PM

23. Gracias SunSeeker..

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:09 AM

24. Kinda restores your faith in humanity.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:39 PM

25. Yes, we're grateful anywhere

we can find it.

Thanks again, SunSeeker.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:42 PM

26. Canadians, Mexicans and all of the people of Central and South America are Americans

Dumbass Trump thinks that only U.S. citizens are Americans. He's such an ignorant idiot that it's hard to address his stupidity.

Clearly, the Mexicans are better Americans and Christians than those people inhabiting the Republican Party and Trump's administration.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:47 PM

27. They have so little and give so much.

They have beautiful hearts and souls.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:47 PM

28. Holy Cow,UN Monitors travelling with these Refugees.

Well well,Right Wingers,you now have the World watching you,ball is in your court of Public Opinion,and you can not call time out.

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