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International Migrants Day: Mexico still failing to protect migrants

Headline Title:  Mexico still failing to protect migrants 15 December 2011 The Mexican government has failed to live up to its promise to protect migrants from widespread human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today, ahead of International Migrants Day on 18 December. In the past year alone, the organization has documented numerous cases where Central American migrants travelling through Mexico have been kidnapped, tortured, raped, killed and disappeared by criminal gangs, often with the complicity of public officials. Migrants’ rights defenders have also come under unprecedented…

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