Rampant abuse: UN urges Mexico to probe kidnapping of 40 Central Americans 

WHAT: U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay is pressing Mexico to investigate accused participation by police in shakedowns and kidnapping of at least 40 migrants hitching rides aboard a northbound freight train.

WHAT HAPPENED: The second time the train was stopped, gunmen abducted some
40 migrants, including at least 10 women and one child. Some victims escaped and reached a migrant shelter, but most disappeared without a trace.

WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: Mexico has become notorious for its violence against foreign migrants in transit. The most horrific example is the 72 migrants found shot to death in an August massacre blamed on the Zetas drug gang.

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