Twenty thousand migrants per year are kidnapped in Mexico
by criminal groups, ElSalvador.com says
, citing Mexican and international monitoring organizations. The startling number appears just days after 72 migrants were found shot and killed execution style in the Tamaulipas state in northern Mexico
. Many of these migrants ride the so-called “train of death” to reach the border. As this CNN report
makes clear, it is a treacherous trip.