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HUMAN SMUGGLING / 17 AUG 2011

Migrant deaths have dropped 38 percent on the Arizona border in the last 10 months compared to the same period last year, while a report hails a rise in security…

GUATEMALA / 28 JUL 2011

The presidents of Mexico and Guatemala have agreed to increase cooperation to strengthen border security and combat transnational organized crime, and to improve the security of migrants in…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 26 JUL 2011

Human rights activists and relatives of missing Central American migrants are making their way to Mexico to protest against the killing, kidnap and abuse of migrants.

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 12 JUL 2011

The head of the Red Cross in Mexico condemned the use of his organization’s symbol by criminal groups trafficking illegal migrants in fake ambulances.

EL SALVADOR / 27 JUN 2011

Salvadoran authorities arrested three men allegedly involved in the trafficking of fourteen Salvadorans killed in the slaughter of 72 migrants last August in the northeastern Mexican municipality of…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 20 JUN 2011

The U.S. government has decided to extend the deployment of National Guard troops to the border with Mexico by three months.

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 15 JUN 2011

At least two of the almost 200 bodies buried in a series of mass graves in Tamaulipas, northern Mexico, belong to U.S. citizens, adding to the small but growing number…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 13 JUN 2011

Police discovered some 210 migrants from Brazil, India and Central America hidden in a truck that was traveling on a highway in Chiapas, south Mexico.

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 31 MAY 2011

The UN high commissioner for human rights warned that the situation of migrants passing through Mexico is a matter of "grave concern," following recent attacks against migrants making their way…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 25 MAY 2011

Three employees of an Arizona sheriff have been arrested on charges of working with Mexican drug traffickers, and one said she was pregnant by an alleged member of…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 20 MAY 2011

Increasing numbers of people from Asia and Africa are seeking to enter the U.S. illegally over the Mexican border. Analysts have started to map the routes these migrants take,…

EXTORTION / 20 MAY 2011

Mexico's government secretary said that organized criminal groups now control whole areas of territory in the country, and charge fees for other groups to operate there.

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