Update: Mexico Army Rescues More Than 150 Kidnapped Victims

Mexicos Interior Ministry

Good news, chicas! Some progress has been made in Mexico regarding the country's kidnapping crisis.

Yesterday, The Huffington Post reported that Mexican soldiers have rescued 165 people whom were kidnapped by a drug cartel and held for as long as three weeks in a home alongside the United States border.

This brings hope to many especially after reports of numerous disappearances recently, including that of U.S. Marine Armando Torress III and two of his family members.

Spokesman for the Interior Ministry Eduardo Sanchez said the rescued migrants were mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras but including some from Mexico and India. According to The New York Times, these victims were held for as long as three weeks while the kidnappers were busy calling their families to demand money.

A 20-year-old man found guarding the house has been detained. The migrants are being transported to a holding center in Mexico City and are receiving medical care.

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