Azuay and Cañar are gateways for dangerous illegal migration

In the last two years—according to figures from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs—the Azuay and Cañar provinces have accounted for 55.84 percent of the “risky migration” into the country. This has resulted in fatalities, disappearances and other crimes in which Austro migrants are used. Stopping this situation is the goal of the ‘Deadly Business’ initiative launched on Wednesday. This campaign has the participation of the Municipality, the National Government and the United Nations, said Kristian Holge, representative of the multinational organization. Holge said that the smuggling of migrants is linked to issues such as money laundering, drug trafficking, slavery, and pimping,…

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