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More than 11,000 Migrants Kidnapped in Mexico
At least 11,333 migrants were kidnapped in Mexico during a six-month span of 2010, the majority of them Central Americans, according to Mexico's National Human Rights Commission.
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Central American migrants ride a northern bound train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border in Arriaga, in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Migrants crossing Mexico to get to the U.S. have increasingly become targets of criminal gangs who kidnap them to obtain ransom money.

(AP2011)

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Migrants crossing Mexico to get to the U.S. have increasingly become targets of criminal gangs who kidnap them to obtain ransom money.

(AP2011)

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The kidnapping issue came to a head after 72 migrants from Central and South America were slain last August in a massacre in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas that authorities blamed on the Zetas drug cartel.

(ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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The shadows of Central American migrants are cast on a northern bound train as they travel toward the US-Mexico border in Arriaga, in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico.

(AP2011)

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Central American migrants ride a northern bound train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border in Arriaga, in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico. 

(AP2011)

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Central American migrants climb on to a northern bound train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border in Arriaga, in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico.

(AP2011)

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Central American migrants ride on top of a northern bound train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border in Arriaga, in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico.Migrants crossing Mexico to get to the U.S. have increasingly become targets of criminal gangs who kidnap them to obtain ransom money. 

(AP2011)

More than 11,000 Migrants Kidnapped in Mexico

At least 11,333 migrants were kidnapped in Mexico during a six-month span of 2010, the majority of them Central Americans, according to Mexico's National Human Rights Commission.

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