President Donald Trump has threatened to cut financial aid to Honduras over a large group of migrants heading towards the US border.
In a Tweet posted on Tuesday, Mr Trump said the country’s president was told funds would be cut “immediately” if the group was not stopped and returned.
Honduras has a long history of poverty and corruption. It also has one of the highest murder rates in the world.
The group of at least 1,500 migrants grew rapidly in size over the weekend.
Mr Trump later also warned Honduras’s neighbours, Guatemala and El Salvador, that their governments could face their funds being cut if they allowed the migrants to pass through their countries on their way north.
About 160 people originally set off on Friday from San Pedro Sula, a notorious Honduran crime hotspot.
They pushed across the border into Guatemala on Monday, despite a heavy police presence and government order attempting to block their route.