A family made up of four Nicaraguans, two adults and two children, was reported missing by the organization Texas Nicaraguan Community on your Facebook social network page. The relatives of the disappeared informed the agency that the last communication they had with the couple was last Sunday, August 13, when they were in Mexico.
The Texas Nicaraguan Community detailed that the names of the parents correspond to María Mercedes Madrigal Morales and Ricardo José Monjarrez Ávalos; The couple’s young children are Jacob Leonel Marcia Madrigal and Abigail Margarita Monjarrez Madrigal. The age of the disappeared was not disclosed by the entity.
The last communication between the relatives and the disappeared persons was 10 days ago and they were in the state of Veracruz, in Mexico. The couple and their two little ones lived in the department of Granada, they undertook their trip to the United States in March of this year, they spent a few months in Guatemala and their final destination was the United States.
The organization announced that the family of Mercedes and Ricardo informed the national authorities in Nicaragua and the Attorney General of the State of Veracruz so that they proceed to carry out the corresponding procedures and find the whereabouts of the two adults and the two minors.
The Texas Nicaraguan Community organization requested that any information on the whereabouts of the four Nicaraguans be communicated to the cell phone number +1 (210) 744-5773 through a call or messages.
Mexico is a country of obligatory transit for Nicaraguan migrants or exiles who try to reach the United States in the face of the serious social, political, humanitarian and human rights crisis that the country is experiencing under the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. The migration of nationals to the North American country has registered unprecedented figures, even much higher than those recorded in the 1980s, during the first Sandinista regime of Ortega.
From January to June 2022, the United States Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP) registered 84,055 detentions of Nicaraguans, 358% more than in the same period last year, a record number . Nicaragua ranked third among the countries that send the most migrants to the United States, only surpassed by Guatemala and Honduras.