Mexico reports 37 US-bound migrants have died this year

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Mexico City (AFP) – At least 37 undocumented migrants traveling through Mexico have died so far this year, most of whom drowned attempting to cross the Rio Grande into the United States, Mexico’s government reported Sunday. In addition to four migrants who died due to various causes in the states of Veracruz and Baja, “33 drowned due to the force of the current, the depth and the low temperatures of the Rio Bravo (Grande)” delineating the Mexico-US border, said the National Institute of Migration (INM) in a press statement. It added that 22 of the migrants “were not carrying identification,” w…

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