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Tuesday July 15, 2014

Guatemalan Authorities Investigating Death of Unaccompanied Minor in Arizona Desert

The Guatemalan government is investigating the possible death of another minor in the Arizona desert as he was coming to the United States, Vice President Roxana Baldetti said Tuesday.

She mentioned the case during an interview on SN radio along with President Otto Perez Molina where the pair discussed the issue of the migration of unaccompanied children to the United States.

Evidently, the boy who died was from Esquipulas in the eastern province of Chiquimula, SN said.

Baldetti said that the foreign ministry has not yet gotten confirmation of this new case, but she added that investigations are under way to establish the truth of the account.

Last Friday, U.S. authorities repatriated the remains of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, 15, who died in the Texas desert as he was trying to make it to Chicago, where one of his brothers lives.

Ramos was from the town of Chiantla, which borders on Mexico.

Perez Molina repeated on Tuesday his call to parents not to put their children at risk by allowing them to travel alone under “inhumane” conditions to the United States. EFE


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