Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Today’s Video: Trail of tears (Updated)

On Tuesday the Mexican army rescued 44 migrants, most from Central America, who were kidnapped and held hostage in the northern border city of Reynosa. They were lucky to escape the misfortune of 72 Latin American migrants massacred last August allegedly by the Zetas drug gang.

Update: According to the Guatemalan foreign ministry the migrants found in Reynosa were not kidnap victims. Instead they were reportedly waiting for "coyotes" to help them enter the U.S.

As the following video news report from Mexico's El Universal shows, migrants continue to trek through Mexico despite the very risky journey that could cost them their lives. (Video not safe for work).

Online Sources - MSNBC, The Latin Americanist
Video Source - El Universal via YouTube

1 comment:

playonc said...

damn... this is really sad