Mexico uncovers massive migrant smuggling ring using trucks

World / Crime & Legal Jul 23, 2019

Mexico uncovers massive migrant smuggling ring using trucks

Mexican officials said Monday they have uncovered an industrial-scale migrant smuggling ring using tractor-trailer rigs disguised as freight deliveries for major companies. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said authorities found a tractor-trailer disguised with the logo of a major grocery store chain. But instead of ...

SOS Mediterranee relaunches migrant rescue missions off Libya

World / Social Issues Jul 22, 2019

SOS Mediterranee relaunches migrant rescue missions off Libya

Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Sunday it has relaunched rescue efforts off Libya seven months after it abandoned operations using its ship Aquarius and despite a refusal by European ports to accept the migrants. The Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking will "conduct search and rescue activities in ...

World / Social Issues May 13, 2019

Over 50 migrants force entry into Spain's Melilla enclave

Fifty-two African migrants forced their way into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco Sunday by climbing over a towering border fence, Spanish authorities said. About 100 migrants tried to storm the barbed wire fence at dawn but Spanish and Moroccan security force prevented ...