How many more? (dead children in US detention)

How many more? (dead children in US detention)

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26 05 19

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Mariee Juárez, 1-year-old. Detained with her mother on March 1st, 2018. Died May 10th of the same year from a respiratory infection she contracted due to a lack of medical attention while detained in Dilley, Texas.

Claudia Patricia Gómez González (Mam), 20-year-old. From San Juan Ostuncalco, Quetzaltenango. Murdered on May 23rd, 2018, by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after being shot in the head in Rio Bravo, Texas.

Jakelin Caal Maquin (Q’eqchi’), 7-year-old. From Raxruhá, Alta Verapaz. Detained by US CBP in Antelope Wells, New Mexico, and died two days later at Providence Children’s Hospital in El Paso, Texas, on December 8th, 2018, from a bacterial infection (streptococcal sepsis).

These deaths highlight the violence that indigenous children and youth face at the US-Mexico-Guatemalan borders, which will continue to happen.
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