ISLA, Mexico | The Latest: Caravan splinters as it heads through Mexico

ISLA, Mexico | The Latest: Caravan splinters as it heads through Mexico

ISLA, Mexico— The Latest on the caravans of migrants making their way through Mexico to the United States (all times local):

4:25 p.m.

Members of the 4,000-strong caravan of Central American migrants winding their way toward the U.S. border lambasted Mexican officials for directing them northward through the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, calling it “the route of death.”

The group said in a statement that some migrants branched off on their own Saturday in the belief that they were near the metropolises of Puebla and Mexico City, where they aimed to rest and receive medical attention after three weeks on the road.

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