March 10, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - The Mexican navy announced that it had freed 104 Central American migrants who appear to have been kidnapped by an organized crime group in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. The navy announced Friday's rescue of the hostages in a news release to Mexican news media Sunday. According to reports [link in Spanish], the navy was acting on a tip from residents near a home where the migrants were being held. In all, 91 men and 13 women were freed. Two of them were from El Salvador, and the rest were from Honduras, the reports stated.
November 4, 2013 |
MOSCOW -- Thousands of right-wing nationalists marched in cities and towns throughout Russia on Monday, demanding the eviction of migrants, as the nation observed the day officially designated as National Unity Day. In Moscow, about 8,500 people marched under pouring rain for about two miles through a southeast suburb, brandishing a mix of symbols that included the Russian Imperial flag and banners featuring neo-fascist emblems that resembled swastikas....
August 27, 2010
The bullet-riddled bodies of 72 Central and South Americans reportedly slain by drug traffickers in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas shine a light on the dark truth known to undocumented migrants: The illegal trek north through Mexico is treacherous, and those who undertake it put themselves at the mercy of vicious predators. Even before they reach the potentially fatal desert crossing into the United States, thousands of migrants each year face kidnapping, extortion, sexual assault and murder — crimes that often go unreported and unsolved.
December 25, 2001
I was dismayed, astounded and finally greatly amused to read that Mexico's President Vicente Fox, at the Day of the Migrant celebration in Tijuana, "praised those who leave Mexico for a better life" (photo, Dec. 19). In effect, he's saying that there's nothing of value for many people in Mexico and that he's not only pleased but very proud that they are getting the hell out. Amazing! J.F. O'Roark Santa Barbara
July 17, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities in the eastern border state of Tamaulipas said Wednesday that they had rescued 81 migrants who were being held against their will in a two-story building in the city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas. Officials said the migrants were from Central America, except for one Mexican. All had hoped to cross the border illegally. Such mass kidnappings are common in Mexico, typically carried out by armed groups who demand money from the migrants' families in exchange for their release.
October 14, 2013 |
MOSCOW - One day after rioting youth demanded the eviction of migrant workers from outside Russia, police swept through the vegetable market that was the target of the violence, detaining about 1,200 workers and traders, most of them from the northern Caucasus region, news agencies reported Monday. On Sunday, thousands of young people had taken to the streets in a southern Moscow suburb, overturning cars, breaking windows in street kiosks and attempting to break into the vegetable market run by migrants.