Hi there,

Democracy Now is committed to bringing you the stories and perspectives you won't hear anywhere else, from the peace activists demanding an end to war to Indigenous leaders fighting to stop fossil fuel extraction and save the planet. Our independent reporting is only possible because we’re funded by you—not by the weapons manufacturers when we cover war or gun violence, not by the oil, gas, coal, or nuclear companies when we cover the climate crisis. Can you donate $10 today to keep us going strong? Every dollar makes a difference. Right now a generous donor will DOUBLE your donation, making it twice as valuable to Democracy Now! Please do your part today, and thank you so much.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


Truck Carrying Asylum Seekers Crashes in Mexico, Killing 54 and Injuring Over 100

HeadlineDec 10, 2021

In Chiapas, Mexico, at least 54 people were killed and over 100 injured Thursday when a truck carrying migrants overturned. Most of the victims were people from Central America. Witnesses described a horrific scene, after the trailer fell on its side, split open and spilled bodies onto the pavement. The crash came the same week the Biden administration restarted and expanded the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers and after the U.S. and Mexico agreed to crack down on migrant caravans. Advocates say the policies have forced migrants to take on more dangerous and clandestine routes to reach the U.S. border.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation