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The 10-year-old boy’s uncle says Wilton and his mother made it to the U.S. after their long trek from Nicaragua before being deported, then kidnapped in Mexico. The family says it was able to pay off Wilton’s $5,000 ransom, but his mother is still being held captive.
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In This Story: Mexico
Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.
Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.
Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.