Photo: Sol y Luna Hotel


Gunmen, presumably from one of Mexico’s more than 20 warring drug cartels, allegedly stormed a low-budget hotel in the central state of San Luís Potosí on Tuesday, Sept. 13, capturing at least 22 suspected migrants, who were later rescued by police.

San Luis Potosí authorities said that the migrants had been kidnapped from the Sol y Luna Hotel in Matehuala, San Luis Potosi, in the early morning of Tuesday.

The victims, including several children and a pregnant woman, were mostly from Haiti, Cuba and Venezuela, and were apparently planning to make their way to the U.S. border to seek asylum there.

The gunmen apparently had planned to hold them for ransom.

Also kidnapped by the gunmen were 16 Mexicans, who were released almost immediately.

The foreigners were later left on the side of the road by the gunmen.

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