From the New York migrant shelter in the United States, Yini Paola Galán, the mother of two children who disappeared in the Rio Grande, located on the Mexican border, spoke for the first time when they were looking for the American dream.
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The 23-year-old woman who left from Girón, Santander, with only $130,000 in her pockets recounted how the tragedy happened to lose her two children, aged 4 and 6, within 10 days when they were swept away by the current of water. dangerous stream..
“That day we crossed the river with some people. There was desperation on the part of a classmate, in his desperation, because he didn’t let go of my hand, he grabbed me and there we all fell down and released my children in that stream. We stayed there waiting to see if they would let them out but there was no answer and we surrendered ourselves to the patrol because they told us to give us an answer there but they didn’t tell us anything,” Galán told Caracol Radio.
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He added that after losing sight of his children, Eylen Mariana and Jesús David in the middle of the water, he was transferred from the border area between Mexico and the USA to a migrant shelter in New York City where until now he has no information. about the location or rescue of their children, natives of Girón.
“I am devastated because several days have passed and no one knows, they have no reason to give to my children. They are still looking but we haven’t heard anything else,” the woman added to Caracol Radio.
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After 10 days of searching, his family in Nuevo Girón and the woman looking for a better future on American soil have no information about the location or rescue of the two children.