Migrants recount nightmare journeys in US-bound trucks

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Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) (AFP) – Jose Mario Licona and his family spent 18 hours in a refrigerated truck being smuggled to the Mexican-US border — a journey he feels lucky to have survived. Others have been less fortunate, including dozens of migrants from Mexico and Central America found dead on Monday after being abandoned in a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas. In all, 53 people died in the incident. Licona knew all too well the dangers of entrusting his life to the criminal gangs trafficking migrants in trucks that are often overcrowded and lack ventilation. But the smugglers…

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