14 Venezuelan Migrants Found Dead After Traveling to Trinidad and Tobago

Venezuelan authorities announced that fourteen people who traveled from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago were found dead in waters near the South American country’s coast.

Venezuelan authorities announced that fourteen people who traveled from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago were found dead in waters near the South American country’s coast.

According to a Prodavinci Monday report, the bodies were found on Saturday, seven nautical miles off the Venezuelan coastal town of Guiria. It added that the first 11 bodies appeared late on Saturday afternoon, while the bodies of two men and one woman appeared on Sunday. No one has come forward to formally report the disappearances.

Venezuelan authorities said they are already investigating the case, pointing out they haven’t not ruled out the possible involvement of criminal groups in the Guiria area.

At least 40,000 Venezuelans currently live in Trinidad and Tobago, the majority fleeing their country’s economic crisis, unemployment and lack of basic public services, often traveling in small rickety boats above their capacity, with limited supplies of food and fuel.

On Twitter, political analyst Edgar Beltran said “This situation highlights the tragedy that Venezuela is experiencing. Venezuela went from being the most prosperous nation in Latina America to become another Cuba.”


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