1,300 migrants broke Mexico’s Siglo XXI detention center; Half returned

Migrants in a very huge number broke out of a detention center Thursday evening in southern Mexico and at least fifty percent of them later returned back.

The Siglo XXI facility in the border city of Tapachula in Chiapas state houses about 1,300 migrants and National Migration Institute’s statement reveals six hundred of those are still unaccounted.

It is learned the migrants from Cuba were behind the breakout and Central Americans as well as Haitians were also among those who fled the facility.

In past one month Mexico has returned 15,000 migrants amid pressure from President Trump to reduce the flow of people trying to enter the country.

The Siglo XXI facility in the border city of Tapachula in Chiapas state houses about 1,300 migrants and National Migration Institute’s statement reveals six hundred of those are still unaccounted.

Lately Trump threatened to shut down part of the US-Mexico border if actions were not taken to reduce the flow by the Mexico government.

A new caravan of migrants was reported lately heading north and majority of them are from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Cubans are in small number in the group, about 1,000 people.

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