The Foreign Ministry indicated that it is speeding up the identification process of the two bodies of the compatriots to determine if they correspond to the citizens Luis Quezada and Hector González The Foreign Ministry of Ecuador rejected the dissemination of names and images of the Ecuadorians missing at the border with the United States.
United (USA) He assured that these actions “are irresponsible, create false alarms and do not carry enough sensitivity that this type of situation deserves, since it is played with the pain of the relatives of the disappeared compatriots”.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility also confirmed that it is expediting the process of identifying the two bodies of the compatriots to determine if they correspond to the citizens Luis Quezada and Héctor González.
Below we present, in full, the statements made by the Foreign Ministry: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, in relation to cases of alleged disappearance of several Ecuadorian citizens in Tamaulipas, Nuevo Laredo- Mexico, who, guided by human traffickers, would have disappeared and others died while trying to cross the Rio Grande, the night of April 13, in their eagerness to reach United States territory from America.
On this subject, the Consulate of Ecuador in Monterrey, which has consular jurisdiction in the area, is in charge of the corresponding procedures before the Mexican authorities to expedite the identification process of the two bodies recovered in the Rio Grande in the town of Nuevo Laredo, and determine if they correspond to the Ecuadorian citizens notified as disappeared, Messrs.
Luis Oswaldo Quezada Aguilar and Héctor Leonardo González Godoy, who, according to information from their relatives and witnesses, would have drowned in the aforementioned river.
By the same versions, it is known that the deceased citizens were accompanied by other Ecuadorian citizens, several of whom they would have been kidnapped by the transnational organized crime that operates on the border between Mexico and the United States of America.
At the moment, the relatives have presented in the zonal coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the search requests of two missing persons: Miryan Alicia Paguay Mejía and Sara Elizabeth Sagñay Sagñay.
As for the rest of the citizens, their identities are unknown, for which family members are urged to go before the competent authorities to make the respective denunciations.
In virtue of this, in compliance with article 7 of the Human Mobility Law that establishes the right to confidentiality, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility has not published or authorized any kind of identity or photograph of any compatriot, so that what emphatically rejects the improper use of these data in social networks and media.
These actions are irresponsible, they create false alarms and they do not carry enough sensitivity that this type of situation deserves, since it is played with the pain of the relatives of the disappeared compatriots.
The Embassy of Ecuador in Mexico is also making intensive efforts with the competent Mexican authorities: the Mexican Chancellery, the Attorney General’s Office, the Federal Police and state and local authorities, in order to locate the missing compatriots and clarify the circumstances of the death of the citizens Quezada Aguilar and González Godoy. (I)