VIDEO: A family of migrants kidnapped in Mexico asks for help while being threatened at gunpoint

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A family of migrants from Honduras was rescued by the Mexican authorities, after a video was released in which a kneeling woman appears, along with several children, while a man points them with a gun to his head to reveal the name of the person who intended to pass them to the US, known in Mexico as ‘coyotes’.

The incident would have happened in the city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, north of the Latin American nation, however, the entity’s government clarified to a local television station that there is no evidence that it occurred there, in addition to not having a complaint of kidnapping

For its part, the federal government acknowledged that they have detected this ‘modus operandi’ by alleged members of the Northwest Cartel to extort migrants. They also reported that they have carried out four operations to rescue people on the northern border of Mexico, which includes the states of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas.

The video, which has taken notoriety through social networks, demonstrates the way in which alleged criminals force migrants to request a rescue from their families in their countries of origin or in the United States.

“Who is your ‘coyote’?, Your damn mother’s daughter, talk!”, A man shouts at the woman as she beats her and the cry of the minors who accompany her is heard. She, in the middle of the aggression, asks the subject to leave her alone, that she has nothing in Mexico and that she is of Honduran origin.

The family, originally from the department of Yoro, Honduras, was rescued last week. Lisandro Rosales, Foreign Minister of Honduras, wrote on Twitter that the Mexican Prosecutor’s Office informed him about the rescue of its citizens through the ambassador, Alden Rivera Montes.


Local and federal authorities have recognized that control of the territory in Tamaulipas is disputed by alleged members of the Northeast Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). 

Source: notimex, actualidad.rt.com, imagen tv

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