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The Mexican government, under pressure from panicked politicians in El Norte, announced this week that it is going to try to prevent Central American stowaways from riding the train. Mexican Secretary of the Interior Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong told a local radio station that the train is “for cargo, not for passengers,” and that Mexico can’t keep letting migrants “put their lives at risk” by hopping aboard. But Osorio’s plan, which calls for the creation of a new agency to coordinate immigration policy in southern Mexico, lacks in specifics.

Will Mexico Stop La Bestia?

The Mexican government, under pressure from panicked politicians in El Norte, announced this week that it is going to try to prevent Central American stowaways from riding the train. Mexican Secretary of the Interior Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong told a local radio station that the train is “for cargo, not for passengers,” and that Mexico can’t keep letting migrants “put their lives at risk” by hopping aboard. But Osorio’s plan, which calls for the creation of a new agency to coordinate immigration policy in southern Mexico, lacks in specifics.

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