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underzero0 1 point ago +1 / -0

They insist on using Skype

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underzero0 1 point ago +1 / -0

The child's mom has been released.

Apparently, mafias charge around $5000 to families to secure kids make into the US, but apparently leave them to die in the desert. This child was lucky he found a Border Patrol, many actually die.

I believe this information because mafias in the Sahel work exactly like this. They charge people to help them cross the Sahara desert but actually leave them in the middle of nowhere to die.

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underzero0 2 points ago +2 / -0

not to mention that the media portrayed Biden as a savior and people were led to believe that he'd let everyone in.

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underzero0 2 points ago +2 / -0

I dont see it that way. She didnt seem wanting to leave until she saw she would never get rid of that abusive motherfucker.

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underzero0 2 points ago +2 / -0

The dramatic story of Wilton, the Nicaraguan child found crying on the US-Mexico border.

After a video of the 10-year-old went viral, EL PAÍS located his family and traveled to a remote farming community to reconstruct his journey

WILFREDO MIRANDA El Rama (Nicaragua) - 13 APR 2021 - 11:45 CEST In the eyes of the world, Wilton was a 10-year-old migrant from Nicaragua who had been abandoned in a Texas scrubland. A viral video that showed the crying child asking a US Border Patrol officer for help became a symbol of the first immigration crisis facing the administration of President Joe Biden.

But the story is part of a larger tragedy that began when Wilton and his mother fled their home to escape domestic abuse. The journey took them through the mountains of El Rama, in Nicaragua’s southern Caribbean coast, and ended with a kidnapping in northern Mexico, near the US border.

EL PAÍS traveled to their hometown to reconstruct their story.

In a remote farming community located more than 3,000 kilometers from the US-Mexico border, in the Nicaraguan mountains of El Rama, a 66-year-old woman named Socorro Leiva was shocked to see her own grandson crying in a video that made the television news. At that point, she did not even know that her daughter, Meylin Obregón Leiva, had left for the US with the eldest of her two children. “I was making dinner when my husband, who was sitting in front of the TV set, yelled out ‘Socorro, come quick! That’s Meylin’s son!’ And it was indeed my little boy. He was carrying a small bundle in one hand and he was asking for help,” she says, standing inside her home in an area known as El Paraíso. According to Leiva, her daughter and grandson left to escape an abusive husband.

The pair managed to make it into US territory, but they were sent right back to Mexico under Title 42, a Trump-era policy that has effectively shut the border to new asylum cases. There they fell into the hands of a criminal group that held them for ransom.

Soon after that, a Miami resident named Misael Obregón – Meylin’s brother and Wilton’s uncle – received the first call from the kidnappers. They were asking for $10,000 (€8,400) to release mother and child. But he could only come up with $5,000 (€4,200), and it was agreed that they would release Wilton and take him across the border. It was then that a US officer patrolling the area found the child on April 1.

In the month of March alone, the Border Patrol apprehended more than 172,000 undocumented migrants, most of them from Central America. This is the highest monthly figure recorded in the last 15 years. Yet most of those individuals have been sent to Mexico under Title 42 of the US Code, a public-health regulation invoked by former president Donald Trump with the stated aim of curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Biden has maintained the policy but made an exception for unaccompanied minors, who have flooded the US shelter system. Those who get sent back, such as Wilton and his mother, run the risk of getting picked up by the criminal groups operating along the border.

Fleeing gender violence Across from Socorro Leiva's house there is a bar with pool tables where her daughter's husband allegedly harassed the latter when she decided to move back in with her mother.

The family tragedy began back in the village that Meylin Obregón fled on February 8 with her eldest son, after deciding that there were no options for a safe life there. Five days before embarking on the journey, she went to the Nicaragua Prosecutor’s Office and filed a complaint against her former partner, Lázaro Gutiérrez Laguna. “My daughter put it all down in writing... in her statement she said she did not want Lázaro to be hounding her, begging her or anything,” says her mother Socorro Leiva.

“The prosecutor’s office issued a summons, but he never showed up. The harassment continued, and she told me that she could no longer stay in my house. I asked her why: I’m her mother and my house is her house too. ‘I know why,’ she said repeatedly. I felt that she was saying goodbye, but I didn’t think it would be for so long,” says Leiva.

According to the grandmother, Meylin left a partner who was unfaithful to her, who humiliated her and abused her. “He would throw her out of his house every other day. He would boast about having other women,” she says. “I’m not sure if he assaulted her physically, but that man is capable of anything. She would go back to his house out of love for the children, but after a 12-year relationship, she couldn’t take it anymore.”

Before her daughter went to the Prosecutor’s Office, Leiva forced Gutiérrez to sign a letter in front of an evangelical pastor and a local community leader in which he pledged to stop abusing Meylin. But it had no effect. “She is very scared of him,” notes the grandmother.

Meylin Obregón Leiva never told her mother too much, but she did confide in her brother Misael who was living in Miami. Misael helped pay for the trip in order to help his sister escape her situation, unaware that she was headed straight for a different kind of hell in northern Mexico. She is currently being held in an undefined location according to her brother, who has spoken to her.

On the day that EL PAÍS visited Socorro Leiva in El Paraíso after a 300-kilometer trip from Managua, there was more bad news on TV. The grandmother learned that her daughter was being held by a group of coyotes, or people smugglers. There is no electricity in El Paraíso, and hardly any cellphone reception. The only real contact with the outside world is through a small TV whose battery is powered by solar panels.

“Oh my Lord!” exclaimed Leiva when she heard the news. Bursting into tears, she said that “only God now with his power can release her. In the hands of those people, anything can happen. If there were a law protecting women here [in Nicaragua] maybe my daughter would not have left.”

In an interview with the local media, Lázaro Gutiérrez Laguna said that his relationship with Meylin ended “due to couple’s problems” and that both of them agreed that she and Wilton would travel to the US. But the grandmother denies this, and says the boy refused to go with his father when the latter attempted to keep him by force a few days before the trip. The second child did stay in Nicaragua with him.

In the meantime, Nicaraguan Vice-President Rosario Murillo has taken the case to heart, saying that Meylin left “due to problems at home” although she did not specifically mention gender violence, which has killed 19 women so far this year according to the non-profit group Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir (Catholics for the Right to Decide). Murillo also said that the government is working to repatriate the 10-year-old, who is currently staying at a shelter for unaccompanied minors in Brownsville, Texas.

But Leiva thinks it would be better for Wilton to go live with his uncle in Miami, and for Meylin to do the same if she makes it out alive. “In this country, nothing is done even when they [women] get killed,” she says. “It’s all in vain.”

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underzero0 3 points ago +3 / -0

I think they wouldnt have left Nicaragua if there were law and order there. Obviously the authorities failed Wilton's mother.

Also, this piece of news gives us insight of what is really going on in certain areas of northern Mexico, and that pretty much smashes the Left's narrative.

If there were law and order in places like Guatemala, El Salvador or Nicaragua and the US further restricted immigration, this unhuman mafias would have no business.

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underzero0 3 points ago +3 / -0

He got his first car !

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underzero0 3 points ago +3 / -0

Why doesnt the team switch to Windows and purchase some Asus computers/laptops, that should do the trick for a half of the price of a Mac Pro shit. I know you guys do not want to support Chinese companies, but at the end of the day Microsoft is an US-based company and ASUS is based in Taiwan. Plus, almost all computers nowadays are made in China.

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underzero0 3 points ago +3 / -0

Now only those over 60 will receive AstraZeneca shots, as the younger the person is, the worse the side effects will be. One of our colleages has not been able to be back at the office yet.

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underzero0 2 points ago +2 / -0

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine: EMA (European Medicines Agency) finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/news/astrazenecas-covid-19-vaccine-ema-finds-possible-link-very-rare-cases-unusual-blood-clots-low-blood

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underzero0 2 points ago +2 / -0

Today the UMA will make an statement about the AstraZeneca vaccine, as apparently it is linked to cases of thrombosis.

Afaik other vaccines do not have as many side effects as this one does, for instance, a friend abroad got his Sputnik jabs and barely had a headache after each shot.

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underzero0 4 points ago +4 / -0

I havent been able to watch the chapters yet, I am saving them for a moment I can pay full attention to the TV, sitting down with chips n shiet. So promisin'.

Ryan is awesome, he is not fired and wont be.

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underzero0 2 points ago +2 / -0

Journalists are all narcissists. They care more about writing a lousy piece with shocking picture than about actually doing something about anything they see. I got to know many jounalists and journalist-wannabes when I lived abroad and 90% of them are the scourge of this world.

Everyday we get to see the corpses of people who drowned in the sea trying to make it to the EU, or people waiting long queues to get free food. And they dont care if the families ans friends of these individuals casually see them in such a state (dead or in dire need) while browsing the internet or reading their local newspaper.

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underzero0 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah I need this show. Like... NEED.

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underzero0 1 point ago +1 / -0

People with asthma are considered "at risk" over here (regarding covid).

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underzero0 1 point ago +1 / -0

I am really sad, your mum needs to understand you are "at risk" population and should not be vaccinated until there is a really effective and safe vaccine available. Tell her thay actually if the rest of the family gets their shot then theyll be safe around you.

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underzero0 3 points ago +3 / -0

The other day I got into a huge argument with my sister because she is taking the Covid shit too far. I had made a reservation for 6 people at a restaurant. I know the owners, it is super clean and all governmental measures are implemented. When she learn we were going to have lunch indoors because the weather was cold SHE WENT BANANAS. Eventually she came to her senses and we had a superb lunch with our friends, but i wasnt even allowed to be "upset" because she wanted to cancel the whole thing (and only two days in advance which may hurt the restaurant's business). However, for our family she was arguing with FACTS AND LOGIC and I was being childish for NOT MINDING having lunch indoors.

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underzero0 3 points ago +3 / -0

Seriously wtf your fam is nuts over this Covid sh*t. First, NOWHERE in the world toddlers wear masks, they need to get over it.

Secondly, here we all be forced to get vaccinated eventually, and the whole process is very fishy. My neighbor is a nurse and told me that before getting the shot - which is compulsory - you must sign a document in which you give up your right to eventually undertake any legal action against the Lab or the State if anything goes wrong. Also, you get the shot but it is not recorded in your normal history as a patient, but in a parallel list to which your family doctor, for instance, has no access to. RED FLAGS all over the place.

One teacher has died after an AstraZeneca shot and vaccination campaigns all over the EU in which the AstraZeneca vaccine was being used have come to a halt until further research is done.

Edit: FML, the teacher's death apparently has nothing to do with the vaccine (bs) and the vaccination campaign will resume soon https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-19/spain-will-restart-astrazeneca-shots-next-week-after-european-medicines-agency-finds-vaccine-effective-and-safe.html

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