Democracy Now: Mexico Vows to Protect Safety of Migrants

Mexican and Honduran government officials have agreed to do more to protect Central American migrants as they travel north through Mexico. Two weeks ago, some 50 Central American migrants were abducted in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca after armed men held up the cargo train they were riding on. Honduran Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alden Rivera blamed drug cartels for much of the violence.

Alden Rivera: According to information provided to us by Honduran citizens who unfortunately have been the object of kidnappings, because of their inability to pay a ransom, they are offered by the criminals to join their organizations. And we do have information that some Hondurans are becoming part of these groups of organized crime.”

~ by wheresthemic on December 30, 2010.

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