They ask for help to repatriate the body of a young Cuban woman who died in an accident in Guatemala

Arletis Velázquez Ramírez, 31 years old and native of Holguín, was one of the 11 people - nine Cubans and two Guatemalans - who lost their lives in the triple crash that occurred on Saturday, at kilometer 134 of the highway that leads from Chicacao to Mazatenango. , in Suchitepéquez.

Arletis Velázquez Ramírez © Facebook/Orland Cruz
Arletis Velazquez Ramirez Foto © Facebook/Orland Cruz

Friends of the young girlArletis Velazquez Ramirez, died along with eight other Cuban immigrants in aTragic traffic accident in Guatemala, are promoting a fundraising campaign for the repatriation of his body and the celebration of funeral honors in Cuba.

Velázquez, 31 years old and a native of Holguín, was one of the11 people - nine Cubans and two Guatemalans - who lost their lives in a triple collision which occurred last Saturday, at kilometer 134 of the highway that leads from Chicacao to Mazatenango, in Suchitepéquez. An agricultural truck where the Cubans were traveling, a motorcycle and a van were involved in the accident.

The preliminary version of the facts indicates that the vehicle in which the migrants were crowded - who were seeking to reach the border with Mexico and continue their route to the United States - hit the motorcycle and later the truck.

Facebook Capture/Orland Cruz

Orland Cruz, a friend of Velázquez, began raising financial aid on social networks to repatriate the body of the young woman, who lived in the town of Velasco, in the municipality of Gibara.

“I write on behalf of all of us who have been left heartbroken by this sad news. It is a hard moment for everyone, Arletis is no longer among us, he is gone,” Cruz begins by saying in theFacebook post, in which he requests “financial support for repatriation and funeral.”

Lety, as many of us told her, wanted to achieve her dream of reaching a better country and helping her family in Cuba., but life is so unfair that it has taken the dream from his hands in just a few seconds,” Cruz lamented in his writing, published this Monday on the social network.

“Today has left the hearts of all of us who were part of his life destroyed. His mother and grandparents in the town of Velasco, in the province of Holguín in Cuba. His friends that he left in Cuba and those of us who also met abroad in other countries. It has been a hard blow, an irreparable loss. "Lety has died in a traffic accident in Guatemala on her way to Mexico," the young man, who lives in the United States, told his followers.

Cruz expressed the desire of him and other friends of Velázquez to support the funeral expenses and return of his body, so that "it can be sent to Cuba and he can have a dignified farewell with his mother and friends on the Island."

To this end, it provided the account numbers where the collaboration will be collected, which would be through the Zelle platform, for people in the US, and transfers to CUP and MLC cards, for those in Cuba and other countries.

“Money is not going to bring us back to our Lety, but it is a way to be able toHelp the family with repatriation costs and funeral expenses”Cruz noted.

“Lety, wherever you are (although we know that you are in the highest heavens, surely captivating everyone with your joy and your witticisms), we want you to know that you have left us all here with a heavy heart, that you hurt us a lot. , that we will not get used to living without you, but we will have to do it to continue remembering everything you left us," he expressed in his emotional message.

We love you and we will always remember you, keep laughing wherever you are because your soul shines”, he concluded.

Cubans also died in the tragic road incidentOsmani González Brooch (54 years old, Villa Clara);Marleny Hernandez Alfonso (46, Camagüey);Luis David Baños Lamadrid (25, Havana);Ihanosky López Pérez (38, Ciego de Ávila) andLuisa Reinosa Castillo (57, Havana).

Besides,Disney Alejandro Sandín Hernández (23 years old, from Santiago de Cuba but resident in Havana);Daicel Arzola Herrera(37 years old, Havana) andJavier Pérez Toledo(31, Havana).

Bárbaro Alexander López Miranda, 29, was the only Cuban to survive the fatal traffic accident. The young man receives psychological care at the Escuintla health center, where he is recovering from his injuries, and will have immigration support from the authorities of the Central American country, according to the Guatemalan Migration Institute (IGM).

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