Mexico finds house of malnourished children forced to sell crafts

Posted on AllSides July 24th, 2020
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MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prosecutors say they have discovered 23 malnourished children - babies among them - crammed in a house in southern Mexico, where they were forced to walk the streets selling trinkets.

The children were subjected to psychological and physical violence to coerce them into selling the handicrafts, the prosecutors said after revealing the find on Monday.

There have been frequent reports of children across Mexico being forced to beg or sell items, but the number of minors in this week’s case was unusually high.


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