The National Institute of Migration (INM) reported the detention of 36 migrants in Tabasco, who were traveling in an ambulance without plates.
According to federal authorities, there are 17 adults, as well as a family of eight people, and 11 unaccompanied minors, from Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
The version of immigration authorities indicates that around 10 a.m. on Sunday, at the immigration control point of La Venta, elements of the National Guard and military requested the stop of an ambulance of intensive care unit, without circulation plates, for “a routine check.”
From the ambulance, which was driven by a man “without uniform or the characteristic clothing of paramedic groups,” the unaccompanied adults and minors descended, so the driver and the vehicle were made available to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) in the municipality of Cárdenas.
Elements of the National Guard have prevented trucks and other vehicles from transporting migrants who are part of the migrant caravan.
Since November 12, activists and defenders have published videos showing how uniformed men block the road and migrants are forced to get out of vehicles and continue walking.
Federal and immigration authorities defend these checkpoints with the argument that the caravan “incites” migrants to take risks such as getting on the platforms of trailers or vehicles that circulate on the roads of the southeast of the country.
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