As officials in Japan continue to seek survivors from the devastating tsunami many foreign nationals remain missing, including those from the Latin American region. Thus far only one foreign national, from Canada, has been confirmed dead.
According to foreign embassy sources and compilation from The Latin Americanist the following Latin American citizens remain missing:
CHILE: Chile’s Foreign Relations Minister, Alfredo Moreno, has said there were nine Chileans living in the epicenter of the tragedy – Sandai. Seven have been located TWO REMAIN MISSING.
COLOMBIA: A statement issued by the Embassy indicates TWO Colombian families maybe missing from Sendai.
MEXICO: At least 30 MEXICANS are missing from the Tohuku region, which was another devastated region of the tsunami. No confirmation of any deaths thus far.
On a separate note, Mexico has sent their elite Topos rescue brigade to the devastated region.
PERU: Ambassador Juan Carlos Capuñay has stated there are 28 Peruvians missing amongst the estimated 60,000 Peruvian nationals that live in Japan.