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10,000 migrants kidnapped in Mexico10,000 migrants kidnapped in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico and Honduras have agreed to create a high-level group to combat all-too-common attacks on undocumented Honduran migrants.

Honduran Assistant Foreign Minister Alden Rivera says an estimated 10,000 of the 75,000 Hondurans who cross Mexico each year to reach the United States are kidnapped or held for extortion.

Rivera said Wednesday the group will include officials of both countries, and will focus on informing migrants about the risks they face and how to report such crimes.

The focus will also be on better investigating the crimes, which are often committed by drug gangs.

Mexico hopes to include other Central American countries in the group.

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