Retracing steps of missing migrants in Mexico

Mothers embark on journey searching for children who disappeared while travelling to US.

    Mexico’s government says 150,000 migrants pass through the country every year hoping to reach the United States.
    Human rights groups put the number close to 400,000.

    Most of the immigrants come from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. In Mexico, they face several dangers, including sexual assaults, kidnappings and extortions.

    More than 11,000 migrants were kidnapped in Mexico in 2010, mostly in the border state of Chiapas in the south and its northwestern neighbour Veracruz.

    Most of the migrants attempt their final crossing through the northern state of Tamaulipas, an area dominated by the Zetas drug gang.

    A caravan of Central American mothers has begun the journey on the so-called "route of the immigrant" in Mexico in the hopes of finding their missing children.

    Al Jazeera’s Rachel Levin reports from Tamaulipas, Mexico.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.