An asylum seeker and his child were kidnapped and held for ransom by Mexican cartel members just hours after Trump administration asylum policies forced them out of the U.S. under its "protection protocols."
The city of Uxmal is thought to have been founded around 500 A.D. It experienced a period of dominance at the end of the ninth century before largely being abandoned after the Spanish Conquest of Mexico in the 1500s.
In 2018, Mexico saw more than 20,000 gun-related homicides. American firearms are "really important to these criminal organizations, who stay in business by the threat of violence," said retired DEA agent Jack Riley.
"The situation is improving by every available metric, but, I want to be very clear that we remain at and beyond crisis levels in illegal crossings," said Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan.