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Mexican army frees 165 migrants kidnapped near U.S. border

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican troops have rescued 165 people, mostly Central Americans including children and pregnant women, who were kidnapped by a gunman in Mexico’s northeast and held captive less than a mile from the U.S. border, the government said on Thursday. The group of would-be immigrants, primarily from…

Guatemalans live in fear again as drug gangs move in

COBAN, Guatemala (Reuters) – Fifteen years after the end of a brutal civil war in Guatemala that sent tens of thousands of people fleeing to Mexico, refugees are again camping at the border. But these days they are running from a new kind of conflict — the occupation by drug…