Mexican soldiers held by angry villagers after shooting of Guatemalan migrant

The shots killed a man described by the Chiapas Attorney General’s office as a 30-year-old migrant from Guatemala. Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry identified him as Elvin Mazariegos.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fifteen Mexican soldiers were detained for hours by angry villagers at a remote stretch of Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala after a soldier shot dead a Guatemalan migrant, Mexico’s defense ministry said on Tuesday, March 30.

Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval said a soldier on Monday afternoon had opened fire on a car that fled in reverse to avoid a military checkpoint in the Motozintla municipality of the state of Chiapas, near the Guatemalan border.

The shots killed a man described by the Chiapas Attorney General’s office as a 30-year-old migrant . . .

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