The Cuban community abroad has started a campaign on the GoFundMe platform to raise funds and transfer to Cuba Yadier Artiles Ravelo, a young man from Villa Clara, who suffered a serious accident to work in Mexico.
Artiles arrived in Mexico on September 12 and three days later he was electrocuted when he came into contact with high-voltage cables while he was at height, which caused serious damage to his spine.
His health condition is critical and he was admitted to Tapachula General Hospital as indicated by his brother online. The artillery required surgery before being transferred to Cuba.
The campaign was started by Lisbeht Díaz, also a Volta native. So far, nearly $6,500 has been raised to cover high medical and travel expenses.
The Cuban immigration crisis in Mexico has been marked in recent days by several accidents and even the disappearance of a young man in the city of Tapachula, a mandatory crossing point for thousands of Cubans who heading to the United States.
On October 1, about 10 Cuban migrants died in a traffic accident on the Pijijiapan-Tonalá highway, in the state of Chiapas. Another 17 people were seriously injured when the irregularly packed van they were traveling in overturned.
A week before, on September 21, another accident occurred in Oaxaca with twenty Cubans on board, including minors. In both cases, the vehicles transport the migrants in overcrowded and informal conditions.
Similarly, relatives reported the disappearance in Tapachula of Obert Javier Olazabal Rodríguez, 21, who suffers from psychiatric problems and is undocumented and unmedicated.
His sister is asking for help in finding him, as he disappeared at noon on September 27. So far they have not found him.
This situation occurred amid a humanitarian crisis in Tapachula, where more than 20,000 Cubans remain stranded trying to complete their immigration procedures to continue heading north.