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Mexico activists denounce abuses targeting Cuban migrants

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Advocates for migrants in Mexico say they have filed 15 complaints accusing Mexican government officials of extorting Cubans passing through the country en route to the United States.


   Activists charge that migration officials hold Cuban migrants and call their relatives in the United States to demand payments while threatening harm to their loved ones.


   Alberto Donis is a lawyer and head of a migrant shelter in southern Mexico. He said Friday that activists have documented hundreds more similar cases.


   Mexico's National Migration Institute rejected what it called "unfounded accusations."

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