At least 39 dead in fire at Mexico migrant center near U.S. border

March 31, 2023

Twenty-eight of the dead at the center were Guatemalans, Guatemala's national migration institute said. A spokesperson for Guatemala's foreign ministry said Mexican officials had informed them that some Venezuelans at the center had set mattresses alight. MIGRANT DEATHSRecent weeks have seen a buildup of migrants in Mexican border cities as authorities attempt to process asylum requests using a new U.S. government app known as CBP One. The blaze in Ciudad Juarez is one of the deadliest incidents to afflict migrants in Mexico in the past few decades. Forty-nine children died following a blaze in a daycare center in the northern city of Hermosillo in 2009.