Mexico detains more than 5,000 migrants in the last four days


Honduras, Cuba and Guatemala are the main nations from which most migrants come.

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Elements of the National Institute of Migration (INM) of the Ministry of the Interior in Mexico detained 5,688 migrants in the last four days from 36 nations traveling alone, in groups or families.

According to the authorities, the people were located between April 21 and 24 last in safe houses, trailer boxes, trailers for cattle or hidden in bus compartments or truck cabs in crowded conditions, without ventilation, water and food.

Other people, on foot in the desert, the mountains or on highway shoulders after being robbed, injured or abandoned by alleged ‘guides’ or ‘polleros’ in their attempt to reach the northern border of the country.

Of the 5,688 aided, 3,645 are men and women of legal age who traveled alone; 1,163 adults accompanying 680 minors, and 200 unaccompanied children.

The 10 nationalities with the highest number of assisted migrants were from Honduras, with 1,060; Cuba, 942; Guatemala, 906; Nicaragua, 629; El Salvador, 474; Columbia, 469; Venezuela, 395; Peru, 153; Ecuador, 112, and Haiti, with 91.

Also, there is a registry of migrants alone or in small groups made up of one to eight people by nationality, such as:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belize, Uganda, Serbia, Mali, Argentina, Nigeria, Bolivia, France, Costa Rica, Egypt, Bolivia, Armenia, Jamaica, Tajikistan, Nepal, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Romania, Eritrea, Panama, China, Yemen , Chile, Pakistan, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Hungary, Somalia, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan.

It should be noted that in its last count, between January 1 and April 13 of this year, Mexico intercepted 115,379 migrants, mainly from Central American nations and 15% of them minors.

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