Abandoned on the street: Here’s how they found 153 Central American migrants in Chiapas

Dozens of Central American migrants have been abandoned on a highway in Chiapas.  (Photo: Twitter @SolisInforma / @anonopshispano)
Dozens of Central American migrants have been abandoned on a highway in Chiapas. (Photo: Twitter @SolisInforma / @anonopshispano)

This September 22 authorities rescued 153 migrantswhich were found overcrowded and leaving in a truck in the municipality Chiapa de Corzosouth of Mexico.

Chiapas State Police said in a statement that the migrants found 144 are from Guatemala, 6 from Nicaragua and 3 more from El Salvador. After securing the group, they were helped and handed over to the police National Institute for Migration of Mexico (INM).

The truck was left on the main road Chiapa de Corzo-La Angosturaabout exactly four miles from where they died 56 migrants after a trailer tipped over in December 2021.

For his part, an official with the Attorney General of Chiapas commented that the migrants, due to the Guatemalan border and later they were concentrated in the municipality of Comitán to get on the truck and be transported. The traffickers circulated through less-monitored routes to try to bypass the checkpoints installed around the city The Panamericana highway higher vehicle traffic.

A group of thousands of migrants traveling through Mexico to reach the United States.  (Photo: DAMIÁN SANCHEZ/CUARTOSCURO)
A group of thousands of migrants traveling through Mexico to reach the United States. (Photo: DAMIÁN SANCHEZ/CUARTOSCURO)

It is worth noting that the massive arrest of migrants comes second in less than a month in Chiapas state. Because they were only insured in August of this year 82 Central Americans in two trucks in San Cristóbal de las Casas; and a month earlier, in the same area, 115 migrants were rescued and six suspected migrants arrested. traffickers.

That “American Dream” keeps the flow of migrants constant, despite the tragic accidents caused by traffickers being left behind, migrants continue to come through southern Mexico. Well, about twenty caravans of migrants, between 200 and 500 people, have left Tapachula in the last two months with the sole aim of reaching the United States.

One of the most notorious migrant-related tragedies that December 9, 2021 A horrific accident was recorded when a trailer overturned on the highway Tuxtla Gutierrez to Chiapa de Corzoin Chiapas state, and 56 migrants died.

Under this modality, on September 7th, 266 migrantsalso mostly from Central America, were found during transport three followers and drove on a road but in the state of New lion.

(Photo: Twitter)
(Photo: Twitter)

According to a statement from the National Guard, the find was registered in the community Galeanain the south of the state, at km 93 of the Linares-San Roberto highwayTokyo port.

People smugglers, “coyotes” or “polleros,” typically find ways to cross migrants, sometimes parking in the southern and northern states of the country as a stopover on their journey to the United States.

According to the authorities, some 77,786 migrants applied for asylum from January to August, a figure higher than the 76,643 applications made in the same period last year. Migrants from Honduras, Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela and Nicaragua top the list.

Last year Mexico broke the applicant record of the last decade, Registration of 130,000 foreigners. In 2013, the requests were only 1,296 migrants.

(With information from AP)

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