24 Kidnapped Migrants Rescued in Mexico


Mexican Secretary of State Security, Juan Jose Gonzalez says 24 Central American migrants, including nine children have been rescued in the country.

The migrants had been held hostage for 20 days in Guanajuato, a city in central Mexico.

The migrants told officials that their relatives had been making payments to their captors during that time.

They are now receiving medical attention.

Meanwhile, Gonzalez announced that the security ministry has arrested 59 migrants, including 55 Hondurans, around the northeastern town of Saltillo, near the US border.

Thousands of Central Americans attempt to cross Mexico in so-called “caravans” every year in the hope of reaching the United States to seek refuge from violence and poverty at home.

Violent criminal gangs operating in Mexico frequently target migrants, and over 40,000 people have been officially reported missing.


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