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US sends 5,200 troops to the south-west border with Mexico

Women cook dinner for Hondura's migrants at a makeshift shelter in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico Picture by Rodrigo Abd/AP
By Robert Burns, Colleen Long and Jill Colvin
US defence chiefs are sending 5,200 troops to the south-west border with Mexico in an extraordinary military operation ordered just a week before mid-term elections in America. During campaign rallie[...]

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