Monday, September 14, 2009

Nasty business

Mexican police rescued 14 Cuban migrants from a house in Cancun where they were being “held in crowded conditions and were being mistreated,” according to Mexico’s El Universal. Their alleged smuggler was also captured, the paper says.

Reportedly, their relatives had not paid the full sum required to the smuggler, which led to their mistreatment, which in turn led to neighbors’ complaints to the police. Cuban Colada has an account here.

1 comment:

newspaperman said...

Somehow, I cannot get too teary-eyed about the 'plight' of 14 healthy males who have paid $10,000 apiece to be ferried to the U.S., breaking the laws of three countries in the process, and then blame the wicked smuggler for their in-transit discomfort. (Think of it: fourteen men against one.) Were they really 'rescued,' as the Mexican newspaper said, or were they simply caught while trying to evade the Mexican 'migra'?