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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Young Puerto Ricans who were victims of a serious accident in Mexico arrived in Puerto Rico tonight by air ambulance

A 29-year-old Puerto Rican who suffered a serious accident in Mexico will arrive in Puerto Rico in an air ambulance to be admitted to the University Hospital today, Monday, the State Department’s Assistant Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs said. , Felix Lizasuen Martinez.

Ezequiel Maldonado broke his spine in an accident while vacationing at a resort in Cancun, which required him to “immediately transfer to the United States” to have “an operation”.According to the social media post.

“This weekend, at around 6:00 PM on a Saturday, we were informed of the situation facing this young Puerto Rican, who He paints a very delicate health picture. Immediately, we contacted the family members and started providing assistance to them to rectify the situation adequately and quickly,” said the lawyer.

“With great pleasure, young man, will arrive in Puerto Rico today”He added.

Lizasuen Martínez stressed that moving Maldonado to the island required an effort between Puerto Rico’s government, the Department of Health and the Federal State Department, specifically the United States Embassy in Mexico and the Consulate General in Mérida.

The Assistant Secretary of Foreign Relations explained that Puerto Ricans did not have travel insurance and the plan they have does not cover such expenses.

“The government of Puerto Rico does not have the power to law or amount to these matters … Ultimately, the family will have to take steps to cover those expenses”Held.

Maldonado’s relatives and friends have expressed the need for monetary donations to be able to cover all medical and transportation costs in social networks.

“Please, I need your help and cooperation. Thanks in advance for your huge help”Read a petition made on GoFundMe.

On the platform, the young man has received over 227 donations amounting to $9,727. The target is $55,000.

The municipality of Morovis also joined the request for donations for Maldonado.

“Due to the high cost to cover medical expenses, anyone who can cooperate would be more than welcome”The city council published on its Facebook account.

new day They tried to contact Maldonado’s relatives to find out more about what happened and their needs, but so far, we have not received a response.


Lizasun Martínez, on the other hand, took this opportunity to make several recommendations for US citizens who are planning to travel abroad soon:

  • Buy travel insurance of your choice
  • Inform the United States Department of State about your trips to: step.state.gov. “That way, for US citizens, in case of emergency, the embassy is aware of where you are. It facilitates and expedites the necessary process.
  • Before going on a trip, check the notifications of the place you are going to visit.

On the other hand, in case of an emergency while you are abroad, you can contact the Department of State of Puerto Rico via email. In addition, you can search for information about the US embassy in the country where you are located.

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