Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission is calling on the Gulf coast state of Veracruz to improve security after masked gunmen killed a Guatemalan migrant and injured three others.
Local media reports said one of the injured is a 3-year-old boy and the group was traveling toward the U.S. in a truck used for transporting livestock.
The commission has asked local authorities to take “precautionary measures” to guarantee migrant safety.
In recent years armed groups have kidnapped migrants passing through Veracruz and held them hostage for ransom payments. Nearly 200 skulls have been found in clandestine mass graves in the state since September.
Representatives of migrants who crossed Mexico in a caravan over the last two months called the journey through Veracruz the “route of death.”
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