Gangs prey on migrants crossing into Mexico

Gangs on Guatemalan border kidnap and extort migrants, sometimes forcing them to join drug cartels.
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2012 19:30

One of the challenges for Enrique Pena Nieto, the new Mexican president, will be to secure his country's border with Guatemala.

Thousands of people enter Mexico illegally every year in search of work, but some migrants instead fall prey to criminal gangs.

Gangs often kidnap and extort migrants, sometimes forcing them to join drug cartels.

Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from the border.


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