Honduran consul in Chiapas, Mexico threatened by Los Zetas

Posted on June 18, 2011 • Filed under: Honduras, Human Smuggling, Mexico, Politics, Zetas

The Honduran Minister of External Affairs confirmed the removal of the Honduran Consul Patricia Villamil in Chiapas, Mexico, due to concerns for Villamil’s personal safety after she received death threats by the terrorist group Los Zetas. According to El Heraldo newspaper, sources have revealed that the Mexican government is prepared to designate the consul as a persona non grata, due to her history of “interference” in migration issues. Consul Villamil had received threats in the past related to her denunciation of the sexual exploitation of underage Hondurans in bars in several Mexican municipalities. Her previous accusations against networks of human trafficking and sexual exploitation involved officials from the Mexican National Migration Institute (INM), who were later acquitted by a federal judge. Read article.

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