Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vulnerable Immigrants

Amnesty says that 20,000 immigrants per year are kidnapped in Mexico. With all the other security problems in Mexico, it's going to be hard to make threats to poor Hondurans and Guatemalans a major focus without periodic massacres, but Mexico can do a lot to alleviate this by breaking up organized crime rings generally. Although the incursion into human smuggling and migrant-kidnapping, most often associated with the Zetas, is probably in part a product of increased difficulty in trafficking drugs, which leads to the conclusion that the more success the government has in breaking up drug-smuggling networks, the more that will put migrants at risk.

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