300 migrants detained by Mexican authorities after dissolving two caravans

300 migrants detained by Mexican authorities after dissolving two caravans

Mexican authorities from the National Institute of Migration (INM) and the National Guard disintegrated this Friday two caravans of migrants seeking to reach San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxacawhich left more than 300 foreigners detained and several immigration agents injured.

The federal forces carried out the first action about 2 kilometers from the Cerro Gordo customs office in Huixtla, near the Mexico-Guatemala border, where some chose to surrender voluntarily and there were a total of 120 detainees. Other migrants threw stones and attacked two agents.

Later, a second operation by the INM and the National Guard, in the Pijijiapan park, a town that is halfway between the border of the state of Chiapas with Guatemala and the border with Oaxaca, ended with 180 migrants detained.

In this point, the migrants confronted INM elements with stones and sticks and destroyed a vehicle which left three officers injured.

These migrant caravans entered through the Suchiate River, which divides Mexico and Guatemala, and arrived in Tapachula to form groups that would walk to the United States.

The desperation of migrants from Venezuela has grown after the announcement a month ago by the United States, which is now immediately deporting migrants from that country who arrive by land due to the expansion of Title 42.

However, in recent days the confrontation between Venezuelan, Colombian, Haitian, Peruvian and African migrants with the Mexican authorities.

In the last two months alone, 15 INM agents have been reported injured.

The region is experiencing a record migratory flow to the United States, whose Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office detained an unprecedented number of more than 2.7 million undocumented immigrants in fiscal year 2022, a figure that includes substantial increases in captures of Cubans and Venezuelans.

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