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El Salvador: Central American Migrants Abused in Mexico

SAN SALVADOR – Several Central American migrants were assaulted last Friday at a shelter in Mexico by individuals wearing Federal Police uniforms, El Salvador’s government said.

“People wearing Federal Police uniforms entered the installations of the San Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin shelter, located in Lecheria, Mexico state, on July 2 and tried to take 10 Central American migrants, including some Salvadorans, by force,” the Foreign Ministry said.

“Statements provided by shelter personnel” indicate that the uniformed men, “who were wearing hoods and carrying rifles,” assaulted the “Central Americans physically and verbally,” the ministry said.

“The people in charge of the shelter said that, after raising questions about what was going on and stating that Mexican National Human Rights Commission representatives were on the way, the assailants withdrew from the facility,” the ministry said.

El Salvador’s government expressed concern about “these types of aggressions,” adding that such actions “violate the human rights of Salvadoran migrants.”

The Foreign Ministry, moreover, called on “Mexican authorities to thoroughly investigate what happened.”

El Salvador’s consular officials are investigating another incident and plan to file a complaint with the Mexican Attorney General’s Office against navy personnel in Oaxaca state, the ministry said.

The Foreign Ministry, however, did not provide any additional details about the Oaxaca case. EFE
 

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