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Central American migrants protest targeting by Mexico gangs

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Migrants from Central America wait for a freight train after taking part in a protest in Lecheria, in Tultitlan, Mexico on May 17, 2012.

A group of migrants from Central America took part in a protest Thursday to demand that the Mexican government stop kidnappings, robberies and crimes committed by organised criminal groups against migrants.

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More than 200 illegal immigrants have been killed in Mexico in the last 10 months, according to the Casa del Migrante in Saltillo, northern Mexico, which coordinates several shelters for the homeless run by the Catholic Church.

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Some 140,000 Central Americans, according to government figures, enter Mexico illegally each year in the hope of reaching the northern border to cross into the United States. 

-- Reuters and Agence France Presse contributed to this report

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A Central American immigrant waits for a chance to board a train in Tultitlan on May 17, 2012.

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Honduran Reina Jackeline, who is six months pregnat, rests near a passing train in Tultitlan on May 17, 2012.

Violence, including the discovery of 49 mutilated bodies near the U.S. border, is reaching new levels in the ongoing drug war in Mexico. NBC's Mark Potter reports.