Mexican authorities rescue 123 migrants from a locked trailer

Handout photo provided by Mexico's National Migration Institute, manipulated at source, showing a group of migrants that were rescued by authorities, in Matehuala, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 09 November 2023.  EFE/ INM/ EDITORIAL USE ONLY/ONLY AVAILABLE TO ILLUSTRATE ACCOMPANYING STORY (CREDIT REQUIRED)

Mexico City, Nov 9 (EFE).- Mexico’s National Migration Institute reported Thursday that 123 migrants were rescued in the central state of San Luis Potosi. The migrants were locked in the back of a trailer, screaming for help until a neighbor alerted authorities. The agency said in a statement that 40 were from Guatemala, 35 from … Read more

Restrictions fail to stop migrants at US border

Migrants try to cross the border with the United States by swimming, on October 18, 2023 in Piedras Negras (Mexico). EFE/ Octavio Guzmán

Alejandra Arredondo Eagle Pass/Piedras Negras, US/Mexico, Oct. 24 (EFE) – Despite regulations limiting access to asylum and tight border security, thousands continue to try to enter the United States in search of a better life, while border cities continue to receive record numbers of migrants. Paola (a fictional name to protect her identity) scans the … Read more

Living without Fear: the challenge of a victim of attempted femicide in Mexico

Ayyselet Gutierrez during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico, September 12, 2023. EFE/Mario Guzmán

Inés Amarelo Mexico City, Sept 15 (EFE).- Twenty-nine-year-old Mexican Ayyselet Gutiérrez was the victim of an attempted femicide on September 18, 2022. That night, her former partner stabbed her 27 times, bringing her very close to death. Now she is finding the strength to ensure that her attacker is arrested so that she and her … Read more

Mexican authorities acknowledge that organized crime controls migrant’s border crossings

Migrants stand next to the border fence on September 13, 2023, in the city of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. EFE/Joebeth Terríquez

Tijuana (Mexico), Sep 14 (EFE).- Mexican authorities acknowledge that organized crime “totally” controls at least three crossing points for undocumented migrants in Baja California, on Mexico’s border with the United States. David Pérez, delegate of the National Migration Institute (INM) in Baja California, recognized that criminal groups’ control of these areas has been excessive. He … Read more

Mexican gang leader dies after being caught in crossfire

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Jan 5 (EFE) .- Mexican authorities reported on Thursday the death of a criminal leader whose break from prison on Sunday led to a riot that left 17 dead and the escape of over 20 inmates.  The leader of the criminal gang Los Mexicles, Ernesto Alberto Piñon, also known as El Neto, … Read more