Mexican officials recover bodies of two Honduran migrant youths

Published: December 19, 2018 10:53:26 | Updated: December 22, 2018 20:00:35

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The bodies of two slain Honduran migrant youths were found in the Mexican border city of Tijuana over the weekend, officials said on Tuesday, in a sign of the dangers facing Central Americans in Mexico as they seek asylum in the United States.

The prosecutors’ office in Tijuana said in a statement it was investigating the deaths of the two youths, who showed signs of having been stabbed and strangled. The victims were believed to be about 16 or 17 years old, the office added.

Alden Rivera, the Honduran ambassador to Mexico, said the two teens were from Honduras and that the attack on them had taken place on Saturday afternoon. A third boy survived, Reuters reported citing the official.

“At the moment, all we can say is that the three boys were taken to a place,” Rivera said. “Two of them were brutally murdered and one of them is a survivor of the incident, who is being protected by Mexican authorities.”

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