The migrant girl, Sofía Caballero, turns 60 days missing

The girl Sofía Abigaíl Caballero Huete, four years old, will celebrate two months this Sunday of having disappeared in the waters of the Rio Grandeborder between Mexico and the United States, when he was trying to cross with his mother, Irma Huete, 25, who drowned, and his uncle Nolvin Huete, who managed to cross into the United States.

After the disappearance of the minor, a search campaign was launched. of groups and organizations that help find missing migrants, such as the voluntary network Texas Nicaraguan Community, the Search Commission of the State of Coahuila de Zaragoza and the Foundation for Justice. These efforts have required the Government of Mexico to undertake an exhaustive search.

The last time the girl was heard from, He was wearing a black lycra, a pink shirt, colorful socks and red and black tennis shoes. Also, it was combed with two tails. At the time of her disappearance, on May 17, 2022, Sofía Abigaíl was three years old, but on June 11 she turned four.

José Huete, the girl’s uncle who lives in the United States, told Domingo de La Prensa magazine that since her disappearance they have even searched for her with divers from the Mexican marine force, but they can’t find her. “We believe one hundred percent that the girl is alive,” confides the relative.

The minor is fair-skinned, about 60 centimeters tall, has straight black hair, thin lips, a small mouth, round dark eyes, and a small, flattened nose. The search commission had the following numbers in case they identified her: (844) 114 0386, (872) 101 6519 and (844) 393 3293.

A report by La Prensa revealed that, on June 24, the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances issued an urgent action addressed to the Government of Mexico to oblige all competent bodies to carry out an immediate and complete search.

The migrant girl, Sofía Caballero, turns 60 days missing
Disappearance file of the migrant girl, Sofía Caballero Huete.

double tragedy

Huete and her daughter are originally from the department of Nueva Segovia. They left for the United States on May 10, 2022, together with Huete’s brother, 22 years old. As recalled by Irma’s father, Luis Adolfo Huete, They decided to leave due to the lack of employment in Nicaragua.

“Here I do nothing, there is no work, I want to go to the United States,” Irma told her father earlier this year. With the help of her husband, who had already migrated to this country, she gathered the money and left.

The last person to see them alive was their brother, Nolvin Huete. As described to the newspaper La Prensa, the three had met a group of one hundred people of different nationalities who were planning to cross the river making a human chain, at about eleven o’clock at night on May 17.

The girl was on the shoulders of her uncle and the mother walked behind them. However, when there were only a few meters left to reach the shore, the water level began to rise, Nolvin fell and the girl was swept away by the currents of the river. The same thing happened with Irma, who did not survive and her body was found the next day.

Irma’s husband and Sofia’s father, who lives in the United States, is very affected by the double loss, as well as Luis Adolfo Huete, who is an evangelical pastor.

Irma’s body arrived in Nicaragua on June 1, 2022, along with that of the other Nicaraguan migrant Keythell Nazareth Borge, who died in the same way. They both lived in the same apartment.

Migratory wave leaves more than 32 dead

A monitoring of CONFIDENTIAL reveals that, between March and June 2022, at least 32 Nicaraguans have died trying to reach the United States. Among these there is a girl and a four-year-old boy. 60% of the deceased Nicaraguans were between 21 and 50 years old. Also, most were men.

May was the month in which more migrants died, in total there were 17 deaths, of these 12 drowned in the waters of the Rio Grande, four in traffic accidents and one migrant due to a heart attack. In March and April, a cumulative of seven deaths was reported.

According to US Customs and Border Protection figures (CBP, for its acronym in English), in the first five months of this year there were 72,711 apprehensions of Nicaraguans. The highest figure was reported in May with a total of 18,998 migrants.

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