Skip to comments.Guatemalan boy with white rosary found dead in Texas desert en route to a better life
Posted on 07/02/2014 10:34:07 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Guatemala Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother's epilepsy.
His mother begged him not to go. "The better treatment would have been if he stayed," Cipriana Juarez Diaz said in a tearful interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday. When he wouldn't relent, she draped him with a white rosary for safe passage.
A month later, his decaying body was found in the Texas desert. Now, the boy has become a symbol for the perils faced by a record flood of unaccompanied children from Central America who are crossing illegally into the U.S.
Authorities said Monday that Gilberto was 11, which would have made him one of the youngest known children to die crossing the desert. But his parents said Tuesday that Gilberto was 15.
The parents explained that they had taken several years to register his birth because of the remoteness of their village in Guatemala's northern mountains. When they did, they had forgotten Gilberto's actual birth date, so they listed the same date as his younger brother.
The boy was shirtless, having likely suffered heat stroke, but still wearing the rosary.
"He was a good son," Juarez said. "May God give me the strength to endure."
(Excerpt) Read more at m.thespec.com ...
He should have stayed at home.
Where was this sentiment when you sent him to his death, Juarez?
This young man’s family can take comfort in the fact that their son gave his life for Obama’s manufactured “crisis”, and he never lets one go to waste.
This article piles it especially high and deep
Any parent that would allow their child to take that trek does not get my pity. The child does for having horrible parents who sent him to his end.
He probably would have stayed home if 0bama had not deliberately encouraged him to make the trip. I feel sorry for the kid.
I blame Obama and his Administration and then his parents, in that order...
“The better treatment would have been if he stayed,” ...He died of heat stroke on an airplane we sent him up here with? I ain’t traveling on that airline.
If those countries south of the border weren’t so corrupted they would be able to provide for their citizens rather than dumping them here for US taxpayers to pay for their “dreams” -
Yeah. Cry me a rio. Uno rio grande.
Any parent that would allow their child to take that trek does not get my pity.... I sincerely believe he didn’t “trek”. He was bussed, pointed to the border and got lost. ORRRR, he dehydrated on the plane.
We need to end the incentives and this humanitarian crisis would be over.
I agree with you. I feel terrible for the poor of Latin America. However, we can not be expected to absorb every person that wants to come to our country.
Had we no social safety net, we would NOT have unlimited amounts of people making their way illegally into our country. But we do. So every poverty stricken person in the World knows they will live better than 99% of the citizens in their own Hell Hole country if they can simply be put on the dole in America. Hence an open border adjacent to a Third World country like Mexico is a recipe for human disaster.
Nice try, lib press.
You pay for them.
“...en route to a better life.”
He made it!
Where did this poor family get this money? This is made up, time will tell. If we had a real media, they would track this down.
Looks like he found it...with GOD! Another Obama miracle/milagro.
“If those countries south of the border werent so corrupted they would be able to provide for their citizens rather than dumping them here for US taxpayers to pay for their dreams
Well put. Over the years, I’ve heard it said (a number of times) that Mexico regards all these illegal aliens as a pressure release valve of sorts for their nation.
They don’t have to pay for them, they don’t have to worry about them voting and most importantly, they don’t have to worry about what would appear to be a massive uprising if all of them had stayed.
Ubama made sure that everybody in Central America knew the gates were wide open for "unaccompanied children." He was placing ads for people to "accompany" them in January.
Ubama is a child/human trafficker, exploiting the most vulnerable people on Earth for his own political gain.
Awwwwww. Now I feel sooooooo bad ... Oh, what the heck. Let’s just open the borders up completely. And provide busses for these unfortunate children. Maybe even fly them in. First class. And suuply them with plenty of rosary p0olish. And some shirts.
Exactly. I don't blame this kid Gilberto, may he rest in peace. I blame the conscienceless men and women) in the Obama administration who bribed and incentivized desperately needy people to "come an' get it while the gettin's good."
And end up dehydrated, raped, blistered, bleeding, sodomized, infected, and dead.
This may be a little harsh but my first reaction was, good another one we won’t have to pay for. His parents and the coyotes are responsible, no US.
WOW talk about headline propaganda.
Now the anecdote becomes the lie becomes the meme “for the children”...
No sympathy from me.
Don’t care, good riddance, not my responsibility, but is the responsibility of his POS mother and the instigator of this crap, Il Douchebag Obama. They are to blame.
If only gays could marry, this sort of thing would never happen.
My thought as well. The Hevenly Father said come on home.
A child died. We need to re-write the constitution to prevent this from happening again.
“Any parent that would allow their child to take that trek does not get my pity. “
The very people who are pitying these parents would go NUTS if we left a dog in a hot car.
They just don’t get it.
This is a sad story but its not the fault of the US government or coservatives who want border security that it happened. It is the fault of the parents who let him go and the open borders crew who encouraged him to come.
"There is no running or potable water and only a latrine in the family home. In the kitchen, there is food, tortillas or wheat atole, an oatmeal-like drink, but never enough... Gilberto slept on a piece of foam on the floor... The trip cost $5,400, and the family had borrowed $2,600 of that..."
Okay now... the older brother did this and can only send an average of $125 a month. At that rate, how long does it take to pay off a loan like this? Let's see... years! So how long before it actually turns a profit? Years! And is a 15 year old going to be able to do that? Doubtful.
And who is loaning them this money?? If they can loan them money for this, why not instead loan them money to...oh, I don't know, dig a well? Install a toilet? Buy seeds to plant food and expand the garden? Buy a cow? Buy some condoms so you don't keep having kids you can't feed?? I just... I just don't get this.
The mother said she tried to talk him out of it but he wouldn’t listen. I actually believe her because I work with inner city kids in L.A. and they are almost all from Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. And boys do not listen to mama. She’s only a woman. By 13, when mama talks, they have this look on their face like “Yeah, yeah. Go make my bed.” And the mothers are very diffident with their boys. I guess it’s a cultural thing.
Not just that, they are a source of revenue. They send remittances back. Mexico is awash in American dollars. Some years they actually make more money from remittances than from oil.
That is a VERY good point.
May GOD give him a better life in heaven. He deserves it. Bless his family...
She is the parent. Parents are in charge. I do not know the age of this kid, but if this kid is under 18, they should not allow their child to do this.
You can blame Obama for this. I would wager they had their minions down there encouraging these kids to come here.
This is immoral and the outcome of immoral people who care only about power.
That does not mean it is our job to fix it. If we care, we should dump this administration from power and bring them up on charges. This whole thing is sickening.
Rule by anecdote.
Flashbangs. They're for the children.
But there is good news; the puppy survived.