The Wider Image: The Rio Grande under Trump
An extortion letter that Ruth Merlo said is from a Honduran gang directed at her and her sons is seen at migrants shelter in McAllen, Texas, U.S., May 9, 2017. The letter reads: Mrs Ruth,ÊThe reason I'mÊwritingÊyou is to inform you that yourÊchildrens' heads have a price. If you don't want anything to happen to them then you have to pay theÊamountÊof 400,000ÊLempiras (17,060 USD) exactly 200,000 for each one. And if you don't pay that money in the time we tell you then we will send them to you in bags, better you pay all the money.ÊBEWARE! Be very careful andÊdiscrete, if by chance you say something to the police then you children will die much faster thanÊwhatÊyou would imagine, its better that you keep you mouth closed and that you have the money in cash I won'tÊrepeatÊthis again I've been very clear.Ê Very soon you willÊreceiveÊinformation andÊinstructionsÊon where the money will be delivered, we will also send you a phone number to coordinate the place for theÊdeliveryÊof the money. One thing, I tell you that we're watching over your two children, one studies in INTAO and the colony where Rommy lives and Ander is with you.Ê REUTERS/Carlos Barria SEARCH "BARRIA BORDER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.