Mexico City, Nov 1 (AFP) A Guatemalan woman travelling with a US-bound caravan of Central Americans gave birth in Mexico, a human rights group said.Also Read - President Xi Jinping Deploys Army After 13 People Killed in Massive Central China Floods

It was the first birth recorded during the journey by these people fleeing poverty and gang violence, the National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee to Visit Delhi During Parliament Session, Says 'Will Meet PM Modi If Appointment Given'

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The mother and the child are fine, the commission said without specifying which day the baby was born.

The caravan once had as many as 7,000 people but its coordinators now say it numbers fewer than 4,000. Most of them are from Honduras.

These travellers have infuriated President Donald Trump and fuelled his anti-immigrant message ahead of next week’s congressional election in the US.

The caravan set out from Honduras on October 13. As of Thursday it was in a town in Oaxaca called Juchitan.

It is still weeks and many hundreds of miles from the US border.

A second, smaller group is on the move further to the south. (AFP) RUP

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.