Mexican Article Highlighted: “The blessing of arriving without being assaulted and without women being raped”

Migrants enroute to the USA. Source: Reuters

As reported, the Mexican Federal Prosecutor General has “concrete results” and is soon expected to present his findings to a Mexican Federal Judge & receive arrest warrants. While we await for word of his “results”, here is a story from the twitter feed of the human rights group, Mesoamerican Migrant Movement (@MMMesoamericano).

Below are selected sections from an article they pointed to. If you’d like to read the entire “google translated” article, click on the (translated) article link.

The “border vistor card” is the new Regional Humanitarian Visa that only allows regional travel.

It is a blessing to arrive here without being assaulted and without our women being raped
By María de Jesús Peters – May 13, 2019

(Some) of (the migrants) are documented with the border visitor card, with permission to work, that (they received) in Ciudad Hidalgo(, Chiapas). (However, the Regional Humanitarian Visa) only allows them to (travel in the Mexican states of) Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo and Tabasco, but they (ignore that). One of these families (traveling) is that of Walter Mariano, a 47-year-old Honduran traveling with his three children aged 16, 18 and 22, as well as his two-year-old granddaughter. Walter is lucky and says that without a problem they arrived by bus from Tapachula(, Chiapas) to Arriaga(, Chiapas) and they are looking (forward) to (arriving) in Ixtepec, Oaxaca. (Ixtepec, the next major city in the state north of Chiapas).

“Our goal is to reach the United States, not stay in Mexico; with this card we can only travel through four states, but arriving here is a blessing, since we did not suffer assaults and women were not raped, “he says.

The latent danger

(At) the ‘Home of Mercy’ shelter, a 21-year-old Honduran girl arrives, but the doors are closed. Nervously, she approaches a couple of Cubans who rest outside the shelter. (she) sits on the dirt floor and (she) breaks into tears. (She asks for help), (as) she has just been assaulted and raped by five armed men.

Heading for Arriaga(, Chiapas) and accompanied by three other people, he walked along the tracks to avoid a roadblock, but (he) was surprised by the criminals, he said.