Migrants in Mexico: First Imprisoned, Then Expelled

Central American migrants were held in collective centers while the coronavirus continued to spread.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of Covid-19 infections in Mexico is increasing daily. By the end of July, some 416,000 people had been infected and over 46,000 people had died as a result, according to official figures. The Ministry of Health classifies at least 15 states as "maximum risk of infection". Meanwhile, the country's restrictive migration policy is being tightened and refugees and migrants are exposed to the coronavirus pandemic unprotected.

The excesses of Mexico's migration policy are at their most violent during the coronavirus pandemic, says Aldo Ledón. According to the activist . . .

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