MEXICO CITY, September 14 (Hfrance.fr) - Armed men tookTuesday stormed a hotel in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi and kidnapped around 20 foreigners believed to be mostly from Haiti and Venezuela, the attorney general's office said. State.
The gunmen ransacked the building and left with the guest logs, making it difficult to identify who was kidnapped from Sol y Luna hotel in Matehuala, about 195 kilometers (121 miles) north of the city of San Luis Potosi, the regional capital.
" We are trying to find their identities, "said Arturo Garza Herrera, state attorney general, in a statement.
The Authorities have opened an investigation and are trying to rescue the guests, Garza added.
The statement did not specify whether the kidnapped Haitians and Venezuelans were migrants heading to the United Statess.
Many migrants face extreme dangers on their way to the United States, with kidnappings, extortion, rape and even reported murders. Some migrants are also enlisted to work for drug cartels that fight on drug trafficking routes.
In June, an advocacy group Human Rights has reported that some 3,300 migrants have been stranded in Mexico since January because of US policies have been kidnapped, raped, trafficked or assaulted. learn more Report by Noe Torres; Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Edited by Dan Grebler
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