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Mexico: Those responsible for the death of migrants are already before the Prosecutor’s Office

Mexico: Those responsible for the death of migrants are already before the Prosecutor’s Office

Mexico: Those responsible for the death of migrants are already before the Prosecutor’s Office

Those directly responsible for the events in which at least 38 migrants died due to a fire that occurred Monday night at a migration station in Juarez City, Chihuahuanorth of Mexicohave already been presented to the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR), informed this Tuesday the Mexican foreign ministerMarcelo Ebrard.

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Although Ebrard referred that information, He did not specify the number or identity of those presented before the FGR.

In a series of messages on Twitter, Ebrard also indicated that during the day he made contact with the Governments of Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Venezuela “to report the tragedy that occurred in Ciudad Juárez and support their consulates to help victims and affected families.”

He explained that the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE) “has requested the Ministry of the Interior and the National Institute of Migration (INM) the necessary information to share it with the aforementioned sister countries.

“I have shared (with the governments) that according to what we have been informed by those agencies, those directly responsible for the events have been brought before the FGR”exposed.

In addition, he said that he transmitted “the deep indignation of Mexico for what happened and the will of the Government and people of Mexico to clarify the facts and punish those responsible.”

“It is very sad what happened. She left any consideration of a political nature for other times. Each one must do what corresponds to him in this hour ”Ebrard noted.

This Tuesday afternoon, the Mexican government had raised to 40 the number of migrants killed by a fire in a downtown Migration’s national institute (INM) in Juarez Cityon the border with the United States, and placed the number of injured at 28, but hours later he corrected the death toll at 38.

In the morning, the FGR indicated in a statement that the identified migrants “are of the following nationalities: 1 Colombian, 1 Ecuadorian, 12 Salvadorans, 28 Guatemalans, 13 Hondurans and 13 Venezuelans”, although without specifying the deaths and injuries.

The presence of migrants at the border Mexico united states has intensified this year since USA announced new measures, including the immediate deportation of migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba arriving by land under Title 42.

The Mexican government has also faced criticism from human rights organizations for accepting US policies and deploying more than 20,000 elements of the Armed Forces at the borders for immigration tasks.

According to Mexican civil organizations, 2022 was the most tragic year for migrants in Mexico, as some 900 died trying to cross without documents from the country to USA.

The region is experiencing a record migratory flow, with 2.76 million undocumented immigrants detained on the border of USA with Mexico in fiscal year 2022.

Source: Elcomercio

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