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"Migrants and traffickers adjust to new security patterns"
BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 11 (EL UNIVERSAL) .- Migration has changed in many ways in Mexico, including the modus operandi of criminal groups dedicated to human trafficking, alerts a report of the Secretariat of the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights.

"Migrants and smugglers adjusted to the new security patterns, either by changing the routes or bribing the police and migration officials to look the other way," details the document exclusively for members of the European Parliament.

In the possession of EL UNIVERSAL, the report argues that the contraband networks are a profitable industry supervised by active international criminal groups along the US-Mexico border.

The report states that smugglers' fees are now estimated at $10,000 dollars for transit from Central America to US soil.

"Smugglers guide them around known checkpoints, and much of the fee pays the cost of bribing Mexican immigration and police officials to look the other way."

The money, he adds, is also used to pay for rights to use territory belonging to the criminal organizations that control parts of the territory, particularly on the border between Mexico and the United States.

"It is often known that trafficked migrants are victims of predatory practices ranging from the demand for bribes to mass abduction and extortion," he says.

It notes that the risk of punishment for offenders is low because of the high level of impunity in Mexico and because they often resort to impersonating illegal immigrants, so that they are often repatriated instead of being detained.

Between January and November 2017, 88,741 illegal immigrants were detained in Mexico, of which 74,604 were deported.

96% of the expelled immigrants were from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, "countries with the highest homicide rates in the world".

"The crimes and abuses against migrants who travel through Mexico continue to occur at an alarming rate.

In some of these cases, there are allegations that government authorities are involved," says the report.

The report on human rights in Mexico was prepared in the context of the meeting of the Joint Interparliamentary Commission that took place last week in Mexico City.

The document describes the current situation of individual guarantees in the country, while emphasizing the structural challenges facing the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to protect and defend fundamental principles.

"The current challenges include continuous arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions and the use of torture by the security forces."

Threats, attacks and killings of human rights defenders and journalists are also a challenge, as are digital media attacks and surveillance as a form of intimidation and harassment.

The report states that impunity persists for those who violate basic human rights, while the Law for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities promulgated in 2011 suffers from serious loopholes, in areas such as access to justice, legal competence and the right to vote.

Violence against women continues to be a major concern; "The new data showed that two thirds of women had experienced gender violence during their lives."

In the area dedicated to the rights of indigenous peoples and communities, it refers to the Maya Train Project. The report argues that for the authorities it is a project designed to connect the Mayan archaeological sites and bring tourism to the Yucatan Peninsula, while for some activists it means eviction from the land, deforestation, water pollution, health problems and threats to culture and traditions.
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