Mexican authorities find 112 migrants huddled in back of truck


(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF REUTERS NEWS AGENCY)

Mexican authorities find 112 migrants huddled in back of truck

Mexican authorities discovered 112 migrants, including four babies, huddled alive in the back of a truck as it traveled along a highway in the country’s south, the attorney general’s office said on Sunday.

The truck, which officials said had ventilation and water for the passengers, was intercepted on a highway that connects the southern states of Chiapas and neighboring Tabasco and the driver was arrested.

Every year, thousands of migrants, mostly Central Americans, escaping from poverty and violence, make their way north through Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States.

The attorney general’s office said in a statement that 23 minors were among the immigrants from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Ecuador, found in the back of the truck.

The migrants were awaiting medical checkups.

(Reporting by Noe Torres and Anthony Esposito; Editing by Peter Cooney)

3 thoughts on “Mexican authorities find 112 migrants huddled in back of truck

    1. Thank you for reblogging this article for them Michael, so many people in this world are in desperate situations then we spend trillions of dollars on things like wars, war equipment, and space programs like going to the moon again and building livable stations on Mars. We do this as millions are starving to death and at least hundreds of millions of people in the world who have no secure place to lay their head at night.

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