Arizona.- Two men from Oaxaca, southern Mexico, died hugging each other in the Arizona desertUnited States, after their coyote left them abandoned.
This is what the father of the migrants told a newspaper with national circulation, where he added that one of the now deceased began to dehydrate and the other stayed by his side to support him until the last moments of life.
The father of the subjects, Facundo Mendoza Nolasco, assured that It was the same smuggler who revealed to him that he left the two men somewhere in the Arizona desert. to continue on his path with other people who were looking for the ‘American dream’.
A week after the tragedy, on June 2, a phone call surprised the subject with the bad news, he was the human trafficker who confessed to having abandoned Carlos Enrique and Edgar for not being able to continue the walk to the United States.
“That’s the law of life in the desert: if you stay, you stay,” said the coyote to the Mexican.
The Oaxacan migrants were dedicated to construction in their home state, where they did not see great opportunities and decided to embark on the road in search of a better life on May 27, the day they left their Tuxtepec community.
Edgar, 37, who stayed with his dehydrated brother, left behind four children without a father; while Carlos Enrique, 23, had two children and his widow expects one more.
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“The consulate told me that, as a good couple of brothers, they found them hugging each other,” said the father of the men who were victims of the variable desert temperatures.