Ecuadorian migrant who tried to cross the border between Mexico and the United States was finally buried in her homeland
Posted On 25 Aug 2017
After four years of uncertainty and red-tape, the Borja-Cabrera family will finally attend the funeral of María Dolores, a 28-year-old woman who died in her attempt to cross the Mexico-US border.
The trip without return began in April 2013, and her remains arrived on Wednesday 23. The remains of Maria Dolores will be buried today in the San Vicente Commune, more than an hour from Cuenca.
His widow, Cristian Cabrera, remembers that after paying $ 12 thousand to a coyote, his wife undertook the trip together with his cousin. She traveled by land to Peru and by plane to Mexico. The last time they spoke was in May of 2013 when she told him that she would continue her journey through the desert.
The woman was found dead in a remote spot at the Butterfly Ranch in Brooks County, Texas.
Until 2015, the family was unaware of her whereabouts until an organization published a drawing of her 6-year-old daughter she carried as an amulet on the trip.
Now, her mother Elvira cries in front of the coffin and says she is relieved because she´s close to her daughter. Because of the financial situation, her grandchildren want to migrate, but she opposes after the sad end of her daughter.
Mayor Wilson Ramirez said that the level of migration is high because of the lack of employment. (I)