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Spanish Daily Journal
     July 2, 2019      #53-183 sdj 0
 
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A Central American woman and her son wait in a bus after volunteering to return to their country, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (AP Photo / Christian Chavez)
Mexico: Central Americans returned by the US are repatriated

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities transported 69 Central American migrants on Tuesday by bus to their countries of origin who were returned by the United States to Ciudad Juarez to await the outcome of their asylum applications.

Through a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) described the measure as the beginning of a "temporary voluntary return program" for migrants who are in northern Mexico and wish to return to their countries of origin. The agency indicated that 69 people participated - 40 Hondurans, 22 Guatemalans and seven Salvadorans - and that 66 of them had been returned as part of the US program known as "permanence in Mexico.

The bus left Ciudad Juárez at 9 in the morning and the 69 passengers wanted to be ...

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