The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility confirmed the rescue of an Ecuadorian who had been kidnapped in Mexico on Sunday, August 26, 2018.
“An Ecuadorian citizen kidnapped in Chiapas, Mexico, was rescued on the morning of Sunday, August 26, along with 21 other Central American migrants,” said a source at the Foreign Ministry.
In a message to the media, he noted that “the Consulate of Ecuador in Tapachula assists the compatriot and has informed his relatives about the situation.”
“The Embassy of Ecuador has requested a thorough investigation of the case,” the message sent through WhatsApp concluded.
In the morning, the Foreign Ministry had indicated that the Consulate of Ecuador in Tapachula “was informed on the afternoon of Saturday, August 25, about this fact that involves more than 20 migrants, in the State of Chiapas-Mexico, among whom would be citizens.”
He added that as part of the actions, that agency was in permanent contact with state and local authorities, while the Ecuadorian police attaché was coordinating with the Mexican federal authorities.
In the note, in which he had not offered more details about the circumstances of the reported kidnapping or the number of Ecuadorians involved, he pointed out that Ecuador’s ambassador, Leonardo Arízaga, had asked the Mexican Foreign Ministry “to take care of the physical security of the compatriots “.
According to the Foreign Ministry, the ambassador was in contact with his peers from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, “in order to ensure the kidnapped migrants.” (I)