Carlos Vecchio, A representative of Juan Quito in front of the White House, mentioned that a Venezuelan woman had died while crossing with her mother in Rio Grande, in an attempt to reach the United States.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of a seven-year-old Venezuelan girl who passed away with her mother in Rio Grande (also known as Rio Bravo) on the border between Mexico and the United States,” Vecio said.
The embassy contacted the mother of the deceased girl and said that although she did not provide details, appropriate coordination of the case was being carried out.
“Thousands of Venezuelans are risking everything, escaping the catastrophe created by the Maduro dictatorship and looking forward to a better present and future. More than 6 million expatriates are counting. To stop this international crisis of Venezuelan migrants, the root of the problem must be put to an end,” he said.
A Venezuelan girl has died in Rio Grande
Several Mexican media outlets and journalist Ali Bradley reported on Tuesday that a boy had drowned while attempting to fly from Cohuvila to Del Rio, Texas.
The girl was with her parents, but as she lost control and released the little girl’s hand, the water dragged her away. Mexican authorities recovered the body.
Reports vary depending on the woman’s age. While Bradley promises he is seven years old, the Mexican press reports that he is 10 years old.
The news has generated a number of reactions from Venezuelan political leaders, who point out that the situation in the country has led to the displacement of more than 6 million people.
“When you hear that Venezuela is OK, think of the 7-year-old girl who drowned trying to reach the United States, the walkers who wandered across a continent, or the Kriya people who drowned on the ship. 6 million people are not fleeing a stable country. This was revealed by David Smolanski, OAS Commissioner for the Venezuelan Migrant and Refugee Crisis.
“A Venezuelan woman drowned in the Rio Grande River while trying to reach the United States. It hurts deeply. Because of this regime, the country has been devastated and destroyed, shattering the hopes and dreams of our people to live with dignity on their own soil, ”said Andres Velasquez.
We deeply regret that this 7 year old Venezuelan girl died with her mother across the Rio Grande River on the Mexico-US border.
Ours @EmbajadaVE_USA He immediately contacted the woman and coordinated the case. Appreciate the support from CBP. https://t.co/tvmf09P4Ta
– Carlos Vecchio (carlosvecchio) January 18, 2022
When you hear that Venezuela has been fixed, think of that 7-year-old girl who drowned trying to get to the United States; Think of the wanderers who wandered across a continent or the executed ones of Guerrero.
6 million people are not fleeing a stable country.
– David Smolansky (dsmolansky) January 18, 2022
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