65 Migrants From Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Wandering in Veracruz


The Mexican authorities reported that the federal police found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

The migrants reported they set out April 24 from an airport in Qatar and flew to Turkey and Colombia. From there, they moved through Ecuador, Panama and Guatemala before reaching Mexico.

Once in Mexico, the migrants said, they boarded boats and travelled on the Coatzacoalcos River, though it is not clear why.

The river does not lead anywhere near the U.S. border.

This was reported on Thursday by the federal Public Safety Department that the migrants recounted a long, complicated trip in a bid to reach the U.S. border.