United Nations says concerned about Mexico's actions against migrants

by Reuters
Friday, 24 January 2020 17:37 GMT

Members of the Mexican security forces gold their shields, near the border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Cabeza

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Mexican authorities have adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 who had entered Mexico from Guatemala seeking to reach the border with the U.S.

MEXICO CITY, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The United Nations said in a post on Twitter on Friday it is concerned about the impact Mexico's migrant operation is having on children and vulnerable people, saying the country had a right to protect its borders but not to use excessive force.

Mexican authorities have adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 who had entered Mexico from Guatemala seeking to reach the border with the United States. (Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz; Writing by Anthony Esposito)

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