Salvadoran president says his country is to blame for migrants drowning in Rio Grande

Salvadoran president says his country is to blame for migrants drowning in Rio Grande
Univision's Jorge Ramos crosses the Lower Rio Grande in 2014, near the area where the first 2019 migrant caravan has arrived. Fusion video, YouTube

[Ed. – Something else the MSM won’t be reporting.]

The new president of El Salvador on Monday took responsibility for the June deaths of a father and daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande in a bid to reach the United States, saying the onus is on his government to make the country a safer place — and one where migration is “an option, not an obligation.”

A photograph from the Mexican side of the river showing the body of Oscar Martinez and his daughter, Valeria, lying face down with Valeria’s arms still wrapped around her father’s neck shocked the world late last month amid an already heated debate about illegal immigration in the US.

President Nayib Bukele, who took office a month ago with the promise of making El Salvador a safer and better place, told the BBC in an interview published Monday his country is to blame for the deaths. He said his government is responsible for fixing the problems that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee in the first place.

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