|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Central America

Three Guatemalans among Migrants Who Died in Mexico, Government Says

GUATEMALA CITY – Three of the migrants who died from asphyxiation and dehydration in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz were Guatemalans and the fourth was from Ecuador, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

The dead migrants have still not been identified, the ministry said in a short statement.

Officials from the Guatemalan Consulate in Acayucan, Veracruz, are on their way to provide assistance to the migrants, help identify the victims and check on citizens who are hospitalized, the ministry said.

Four Guatemalan citizens are being treated for minor injuries at Jesus Garcia Corona General Hospital in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Mexican National Migration Institute, or INM, said that people traffickers abandoned a group of about 60 Central American migrants in Veracruz.

The four migrants died “as a result of asphyxiation and dehydration, since they did not receive food or water for more than 48 hours,” the INM said in a statement.

The incident occurred in the city of Tres Valles, the agency said.

The people traffickers stopped the truck being used to transport the Central Americans on federal highway 145 “near the town of Novara to get the migrants off and abandon them at a rest stop because several of them showed signs of severe dehydration and four of them had already died,” the INM said.

Tens of thousands of Central Americans undertake the hazardous journey across Mexico each year on their way to the United States.

The trek is a dangerous one, with criminals and corrupt Mexican officials preying on the migrants.

Gangs kidnap, exploit and murder migrants, who are often targeted in extortion schemes, Mexican officials say.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved