MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The physique of a girl regarded as Venezuelan was discovered within the waters of the Rio Grande river between Mexico and United States, officers stated on Tuesday, the most recent occasion by which a migrant has died whereas making an attempt to achieve the United States.
U.S. authorities had requested assist to discover a lacking girl who was carrying a purple jacket, denims and white socks. Mexican migration officers discovered the girl’s physique in a stretch of river in Ciudad Acuna, bordering Texas.
Mexico’s migration institute stated in a press release it lamented the girl’s dying. It launched a photograph exhibiting two officers in orange life vests lifting a toddler’s physique from the water by the shoulders and ankles.
Many migrants have died whereas crossing Mexico to its northern border with the United States, together with each adults and youngsters who’ve drowned whereas making an attempt to ford the river that divides the 2 international locations.
The variety of Venezuelans crossing Mexico leapt in 2021, and Mexico’s authorities this month imposed new visa necessities for guests from Venezuela to attempt to curb migration.
(Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Sandra Maler)