The remains of 16 Guatemalan migrants who died burned to death in Tamaulipas, Mexico, will be sent back to their loved ones to close a long mourning cycle.
The incident occurred on January 22, when residents of the US border area alerted Mexican authorities that two vehicles with 19 people inside, including Guatemalans, were burning.
Most of them were from Comitancillo, department of San Marcos, and two from Alta Verapaz, as it became known to the extent that the news monopolized the headlines of the press and the forensic investigations moved on.
Victims were intending to reach the United States to escape from malnutrition and abject.
According to a joint statement by Guatemala and Mexico governments, after victim identification process concluded, both countries would comply with corresponding protocols and funerals, including support and psychological help to relatives.
Likewise, ‘Both nations reaffirmed their commitment to go on working together and clearing up this unfortunate incident.’