Migrants snared in multi-million dollar kidnap racket on U.S.-Mexico border

By Reuters
October 13, 2014

By Gabriel Stargardter and Simon Gardner

REYNOSA, Mexico – Tens of thousands of Central American migrants are being kidnapped, abused and extorted by Mexican gangs just yards from the United States in a growing racket that may be worth up to $250 million a year.

Letter from Fayetteville: Why this military town is having second thoughts

October 8, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to troops at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Keane

“You never know when something’s really going to end,” said one child whose father is a combat engineer. President Obama speaks at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville in 2011.
REUTERS/Chris Keane