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Mexico crackdown keeps migrants off trains known as 'La Bestia'
Mexico crackdown keeps migrants off trains known as 'La Bestia'

Around midnight, armed with flashlights, Mexican immigration agents halted "La Bestia" — the Beast. "Come down!" "Come over here!" they shouted at the migrants clinging to the top and sides of the freight train. Some migrants scrambled, hoping to escape. Most just gave up in the darkness. The agents wrapped their arms around the migrants' necks and marched them to a waiting patrol wagon. About 20 were taken into custody. Raids like this one last week , frequent and efficient, are a new phenomenon in Mexico. For a generation, Mexican authorities took a laissez-faire, if not quite benevolent, approach to the tens of thousands of Central...

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