Haitian migrants leaving Brazil, drowned in a lake in Nicaragua

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, August 4, 2016 Under: Migration
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At 9:30 am Wednesday, the Nicaraguan National Police said they found two male bodies in the mouth of Sapoa, municipality of the department Rivas Cardenas, the institution reported, bringing the total to ten undocumented migrants drowned in the waters of Grand Lake Nicaragua or Cocibolca.

Between Sunday night and all day Monday four bodies were found, and three others Tuesday morning at the mouth of the river. Seven bodies are male and female. The woman, according to the details of a press release of the institution, was pregnant.

A preliminary police report said the victims could have died crossing the Sapoa River at the southern tip of Nicaragua, then were swept by the waves of the Great Lake of Nicaragua which, by their nature, can be as violent as those of a sea.

The forensic report determined that the causes of death were "asphyxiation by drowning."

The police note adds that "their physical characteristics and their clothes are presumed to African people trying to reach the United States." Because the news transcended the regional level, citizens of Haiti, however, say the victims are their compatriots and even give their names.

In addition, the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela said Tuesday at a public ceremony in which he referred to the search for a solution to the arrival of hundreds of undocumented migrants, that although many these people are identified to be from Congo "everything indicates that many could come from Haiti."

The passage in Nicaragua is compulsory for illegal immigrants from South America in search of their "American Dream"

In : Migration 

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