In El Salvador the threat of gangs or drug traffickers is often a reason for fleeing to the USA. Smugglers in Latin America, known as "Coyotajes", offer "escape packages" for 8000 dollars. But how great are the risks?
Scraps of clothing, ID cards and scores of human skulls have been dug up in mass graves in eastern Mexico. It's the latest gruesome discovery in Veracruz state, which has been rocked by drug cartel violence.
The migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras were hoping to make it to the US, when their helpers turned into captors. Police say they found the migrants living in "inhumane conditions."
With Trump in the White House, US-Mexican relations have plummeted to abysmal depths. But with the two countries' fates intertwined, observers say Mexico has the means to stand up to its powerful neighbor in the north.
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