Mexico rescues 147 Central American migrants headed for U.S.

7/30/2017 Reuters

mexican immigrantMexican authorities said on Sunday they rescued 147 Central Americans abandoned in the wilderness of Veracruz state after suspected human smugglers forced them out of the cramped tractor trailer they were traveling in on their way to the United States.

The migrants, 74 from Honduras, 59 from Guatemala, 13 from El Salvador and one from Nicaragua were in the back of the poorly ventilated vehicle as they traveled to the border state of Tamaulipas, where they would eventually be smuggled into the United States, Mexico’s national immigration institute said.

Among those rescued were 48 minors, including 14 traveling without an adult companion.

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