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Mexico’s President Speaks about 19 Passengers Missing from Bus

Mexico’s President Speaks about 19 Passengers Missing from Bus
5 years 3 months 1 week ago Tuesday, March 12 2019 Mar 12, 2019 March 12, 2019 5:56 PM March 12, 2019 in News - Local

UPDATE (3/15): The Tamaulipas government is addressing the 22 people who went missing from a bus.

In a press release from the Mexican state government, the situation was described as one where the 22 people were "obligated" to exit.

The president of Mexico referred to it as a kidnapping.

Both the state and the federal government believe the people taken were migrants and an investigation has been opened.

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WESLACO – Mexico’s president is speaking out about the incident involving a group of migrants who were supposedly forced off of a bus in Mexico.

The state department said there weren’t any Americans among those taken off the bus, which was heading to Reynosa in Tamaulipas.

The president confirmed they were migrants but he hesitated to say the bus was taken over and didn’t call it a kidnapping.

He says an investigation is now open to find out exactly what happened.

Although there aren’t many details confirming what happened or why they were targeted, there is a pattern of danger established in this border state.

A travel warning remains in effect for Americans traveling to certain parts of Mexico.

KRGV’s Valerie Gonzalez has the details.

Watch the video above for more information.

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