Gang Violence In Mexico

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Children from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are pouring into Mexico as gang violence is on the rise in Central America. Finding little refuge in their own police force, these refugees are forced to cross into Mexico in order to escape gang violence. Women and children also face the risk of being forced into sexual slavery. These migrants are risking exposure to the elements and attack from bandits as they cross through mountains and jungles to reach safety. In attempt to stem the incoming flow of people, Mexico has heightened the security of their southern border through the Southern Border Plan, which was launched in late 2014. The plan is under fire by human rights activists, who state that unlawful detention of asylum seekers,

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