According to the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry, among the more than 20 deceased compatriots are two young indigenous people.
The majority of the 53 victims were from Mexico and Guatemala.
The city of San Antonio, Texas — Six of the 53 migrants discovered dead or dying in a truck trailer in San Antonio, Texas, last week remain unidentified, according to officials.
The publication offers a detailed list of names and data of the migratory victims, mostly young, including two indigenous adolescents.
The Guatemalan consular authorities in San Antonio, Texas, enabled telephone numbers to provide and receive information about people and events, still under investigation.
The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said that 22 of the deceased were Mexican, 19 were Guatemalan, and six were Honduran.
The migrants were discovered in a trailer parked on a secondary road south of San Antonio on June 27.
The alleged truck driver was to appear in federal court on Wednesday for a detention hearing.
The coroner’s office said that among the deceased were four teenagers: two Guatemalans aged 13 and 14 and two Mexicans aged 16 years old.
A 20-year-old Guatemalan woman who survived the journey told The Associated Press that the smugglers coated the trailer’s floor with what she thinks was powdered chicken soup, ostensibly to mislead police enforcement dogs. at an inspection site.
The vehicle was carrying 73 passengers when it was discovered.
According to federal prosecutors, four individuals have been detained in connection with the finding of the vehicle, including the driver.
Four Guatemalans who were hospitalized have been discharged, in the process of family reunification, and one is awaiting medical consent. Of the two who are still hospitalized, one is in critical condition and the other stable.
The Consular Network processes the repatriation of the mortal remains of people confirmed with Guatemalan nationality.
Among the 53 deaths recorded so far in the unfortunate act of human trafficking, there were also 26 Mexicans and five Hondurans.
Thousands of Central Americans launch themselves illegally every year to achieve the “American dream”, in search of a stable job and get away from the violence accentuated by the Covid-19 health crisis.