On March 3, members of a Mexican drug cartel kidnapped four Black Americans and killed two in what officials are suggesting is a case of mistaken identity. That is, the gang members thought the four Americans were Haitian drug smugglers.
Later, the Gulf Cartel turned in five of its members with a letter of apology for the crime that occurred just over the southern border from Brownsville, Texas, in the Mexican city of Matamoros. The cartel also returned the two American bodies.
Killing of Black American tourists in Mexico mistaken for Haitians highlights dangers of being Haitian in Mexico.
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