Mexico evacuates 1,300 Cuban migrants

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:32:53 +0200

TAPACHULA (MEXICO), APRIL 26 - At least 1,300 mainly Cuban migrants fled last night on foot from an immigration detention center on the southern border of Mexico. The National Institute for Immigration has said that 700 of them have voluntarily returned, while 600 are still at large.
The center explained that the agents inside the complex were not armed and "there was no comparison". The federal police with riot shields then poured into the institution to monitor the situation, while a crowd of angry Cubans whose relatives were detained at the facility gathered outside: they claimed that migrants have often reported overcrowding and the unhygienic conditions of the center. The detention capacity of the complex is under 1,000 people.