How Smugglers Use Facebook To Prey On Desperate Migrants

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    A new report says that Facebook has become the preferred platform for smugglers, or so-called coyotes, and the desperate migrants they prey on. In Tijuana, Mexico, NBC News’ Jacob Ward talks to migrants who lost thousands of dollars to smugglers they met on Facebook.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC

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    Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico City is its capital city and largest metropolis.

    Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.

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