After seven days disappeared while crossing the feared waters of the Rio Grande, the body of the young Nicaraguan, Kelvin Antonio Torres Medina, 32 years old, was located in a morgue in Laredo, Texas, United States, reported the organization Texas Nicaraguan Community on their Facebook page.
Torres Medina was originally from the municipality of Mateare. He left Nicaragua with other friends in search of the “American dream” on April 22. A publication on the Facebook page 100% Mateare explains that the young man maintained communication with his family throughout the journey to the United States until the day he crossed the Rio Grande.
«The Nicaraguan native of our Municipality of Mateare, lived in the Casimiro Sotelo neighborhood, last Sunday, May 22, was the last communication with his family in which he notified them that he would not communicate anymore since that day he would try to cross the dreaded Rio Grande. in an effort to achieve the American dream, “says the publication.
“That day, Torres, along with his friend and other people who were going with the same goal of crossing the river, but according to Kelvin’s friend (who) contacted his family to let them know that he was unable to leave the strong currents of the river, the only thing they knew was that it was sinking and they never saw it again: and that they couldn’t help it either”, he adds.
The Texas Nicaraguan Community stated that a few days ago they had received the report of Kelvin Torres missing, but it was not until yesterday, Friday, May 27, that they managed to locate the body in the morgue of a hospital in Laredo, Texas. The young man was carrying identification documents.
“We regret the loss of another compatriot in the waters of the Rio Bravo. His family was the first he notified. We offer our condolences,” the organization wrote.
Dozens of Nicaraguans have died in the waters of the Rio Grande when they try to cross the US-Mexico border. Most are fleeing the repression of the Ortega-Murillo regime and the economic crisis the country is experiencing.