“The Mexican government [will] not continue allowing migrants from Central America and also Mexicans to risk their lives on top of a train,” a top official said.
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A top government official in Mexico said Friday the government is looking to stop migrants from using the train commonly referred to as “The Beast” to travel through Mexico to the U.S. border.
Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said during an interview on national radio the government would seek to “establish order” when it comes to the train, just several days after it derailed in the southern state of Oaxaca while carrying more than 1,300 migrants.
“The train is for freight, not for passengers,” Osorio said in Spanish, according to CNN Mexico.
“Two decisions will be taken, one for the case of the Beast in Tabasco and another for the case of the Beast in Chiapas,” Osorio said.
“They are two different announcements, but what you see every day will stop happening because it is a decision of the Mexican government to not continue allowing migrants from Central America and also Mexicans to risk their lives on top of a train,” he added.