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Security forces during an operation in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas state, Mexico, Feb. 22, 2015. EPA-EFE FILE/STR

According to the Mexico bureau of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, between February and May 16, a total of 23 enforced disappearances took place at the hands of an unspecified "federal security force."

Mexico-US border counts deadly toll- "His body was handed over to us in pieces"

 06/13/2017 - 05:13
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

In the context of expansion of organized crime in Mexico, migrants have become easy targets, as they are more visible, easily identifiable as migrants and, in many cases, they walk on a predetermined route. At least 400 immigrants were killed on their way from Central America to the US in 2015.  

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