Harrowing picture of migrant tragedy at US border draws global attention
The picture of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 24-month-old daughter Valeria, who drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande, goes viral
Matamoros — A harrowing picture of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the US-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants travelling north, with Pope Francis on Wednesday expressing “immense sadness” at the deaths.
The picture of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 24-month-old daughter Valeria has gone viral on social media and sparked renewed debate about the plight of refugees and migrants who are mostly from Central America. The pair had travelled from their home country of El Salvador and were seeking asylum in the United States.