MEXICO CITY – About a dozen Honduran migrants missing legs and arms after falling off of or being pushed from trains during clandestine journeys through Mexico are asking the Mexican government to protect them from criminal gangs.
The migrants say that criminals frequently beat, stab or push them from moving trains during their journeys through Mexico to the United States.
The leader of the Association of Disabled Returning Migrants says group members hope to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss their demands.
Association leader Jose Luis Hernandez said Wednesday that they believe railway employees help criminals board the trains to assault migrants.
Hernandez said that 452 people from Honduras alone were mutilated in such accidents or attacks in Mexico, and many victims were from other Central American countries.