Migranti

Texas e le vittime della tratta di esseri umani, una strage intollerabile

La morte di 53 migranti in Texas non può essere considerata un incidente. Sono stati abbandonati all'interno di un camion senza aria e senza acqua mentre un'ondata di caldo ha portato la temperatura a un record storico nel mese di giugno di 46 gradi.

Karen Caballero, the mother of Fernando Redondo Caballero and Alejandro Andino Caballero who died near San Antonio, Texas, after being discovered in a hot trailer full of migrants being smuggled into the US, is comforted during an impromptu conference at their home in Las Vegas, Honduras, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Caballero's sons were among the bodies of 51 people discovered in what is believed to be the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
Roberto Marquez of Dallas secures a cross to a make-shift memorial at the site where officials found dozens of people dead in an abandoned semitrailer containing suspected migrants, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Crosses and candles stand as a make-shift memorial at the site where officials found dozens of people dead in an abandoned semitrailer containing suspected migrants, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Relatives of Pascual Melvin Guachiac and Wilmer Tulul, attend a community meeting in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Tzucubal is the hometown of Pascual Melvin Guachiac and Wilmer Tulul, both 13, who were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in one of the nation’s deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Relatives of Pascual Melvin Guachiac and Wilmer Tulul, attend a community meeting in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Tzucubal is the hometown of Pascual Melvin Guachiac and Wilmer Tulul, both 13, who were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in one of the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Relatives of Pascual Melvin Guachiac and Wilmer Tulul, leave a community meeting in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Tzucubal is the hometown of Pascual Melvin Guachiac and Wilmer Tulul, both 13, who were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in one of the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Magdalena Tepaz, left, and Manuel de Jesus Tulul parents of Wilmer Tulul, talks with reporters in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Tzucubal is the hometown of Pascual Melvin Guachiac and Wilmer Tulul, both 13, who were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in one of the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Children play as their parents attend a community meeting in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Tzucubal is the hometown of Pascual Melvin Guachiac and Wilmer Tulul, both 13, who were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in one of the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Houses built by migrants are surrounded by corn fields, in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Tzucubal is the hometown of Pascual Melvin Guachiac and Wilmer Tulul, both 13, who were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in one of the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Houses built by migrants are surrounded by corn fields, in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Tzucubal is the hometown of Pascual Melvin Guachiac and Wilmer Tulul, both 13, who were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in one of the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Magdalena Tepaz, mother of Wilmer Tulul, waits for the start of a community meeting in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Wilmer and his cousin Pascual Melvin Guachiac, both 13, were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer near auto salvage yards on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in what is believed to be the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Relatives of Pascual Melvin Guachiac and Wilmer Tulul, arrive for a community meeting in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Pascual and his cousin Wilmer, both 13, were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer near auto salvage yards on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in what is believed to be the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Maria Sipac Coj, mother of Pascual Melvin Guachiac, waits for the start of a community meeting in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Pascual and his cousin Wilmer Tulul, both 13, were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer near auto salvage yards on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in what is believed to be the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Magdalena Tepaz, center, and Manuel de Jesus Tulul, right, parents of Wilmer Tulul, wait for the start of a community meeting in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022.  Wilmer and his cousin Pascual, both 13, were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer near auto salvage yards on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in what is believed to be the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A man shows a portrait of Wilmer Tulul, in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Wilmer and his cousin Pascual, both 13, were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer near auto salvage yards on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in what is believed to be the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Maria Sipac Coj holds a portrait of her son Pascual Melvin Guachiac in Tzucubal, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Pascual and his cousin Wilmer Tulul, both 13, were among the dead discovered inside a tractor-trailer near auto salvage yards on the edge of San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, in what is believed to be the nation's deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Cinquantatre persone sono morte per soffocamento e disidratazione sull’autostrada che collega il Messico con il Texas, a 50 km da San Antonio. È il risultato dell’ultima tragedia migratoria negli Stati Uniti, dopo che l’autista di un camion l’ha abbandonato con 67 persone all’interno.

Dopo aver ricevuto una chiamata d’allarme, 20 unità, 65 vigili del fuoco e una decina di ambulanze hanno raggiunto il luogo della strage dove, dopo un’operazione durata circa 50 minuti, hanno confermato i decessi e salvato 16 persone, due delle quali sono morte successivamente per le condizioni fisiche estreme.

Tra i deceduti ci sono Pascual Melvin Guachiac e suo cugino Wilmer Tulul, entrambi di 13 anni, del Guatemala. Almeno altre 5 persone guatemalteche sono morte, insieme a 27 messicani, 14 honduregni, tra cui Fernando Redondo Caballero e Alejandro Andino Caballero, e due persone di El Salvador.

I presidenti degli Stati Uniti, Joe Biden, e del Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, e il sindaco di San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg, hanno condannato quanto accaduto, un’intollerabile disgrazia derivante dalla tratta organizzata di esseri umani. Allo stesso tempo, le organizzazioni che lavorano per aiutare i migranti hanno denunciato i rischi e le condizioni pericolose che le persone in fuga dalla violenza, dalle minacce delle bande criminali e dalla povertà economica devono affrontare a causa della mancanza di vie legali di ingresso nel Paese americano.

(Foto AP/Moises Castillo, Delmer Martinez, Eric Gay)

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