MEXICO CITY — Mexican immigration authorities said Thursday they found a veritable United Nations of migrants aboard a freight truck.
Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said the truck was carrying 366 migrants, including people from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Yemen, Uzbekistan and South Africa.
There were also people aboard from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Venezuela.
Agents found the truck parked on the side of a road in the southern state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala. The truck was parked on the side of a road in the southern state of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala. It had so many migrants that they could be seen hanging from the cargo container’s roof.
Migrants have been desperate to leave Tapachula, another city closer to Guatemala, where authorities have made them wait for visas. Many migrants have taken to walking or riding on the streets in search of asylum.