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Photo of Drowned Migrant Dad & Daughter at US-Mexico Border Sparks Outrage

World | News18 | June 26, 2019, 9:21 pm
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 A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants travelling north. 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. (Image: AP)

A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants travelling north. 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. (Image: AP)

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 A Mexican marine looks at firefighters on a boat during a search operation for Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and her daughter Valeria, who were dragged by a current at the Rio Bravo river while trying to reach the United States, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

A Mexican marine looks at firefighters on a boat during a search operation for Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and her daughter Valeria, who were dragged by a current at the Rio Bravo river while trying to reach the United States, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tania Avalos, the wife of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande river with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is seen at the morgue in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

Tania Avalos, the wife of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande river with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is seen at the morgue in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 The body of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande river with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is seen coming out of the morgue in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

The body of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande river with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is seen coming out of the morgue in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Rio Grande, near the location where the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month old daughter Valeria were found after they drowned, is pictured from the Mexican side of the Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

The Rio Grande, near the location where the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month old daughter Valeria were found after they drowned, is pictured from the Mexican side of the Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 Workers place the body of Valeria, daughter of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, migrants who drowned in the Rio Grande river during their journey to the US, inside a hearse in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

Workers place the body of Valeria, daughter of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, migrants who drowned in the Rio Grande river during their journey to the US, inside a hearse in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 Salvadoran migrant Tania Avalos sits next to firefighters during a search for her husband Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and her daughter Valeria, who were dragged by a current at the Rio Bravo river while trying to reach the United States, in Matamoros, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

Salvadoran migrant Tania Avalos sits next to firefighters during a search for her husband Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and her daughter Valeria, who were dragged by a current at the Rio Bravo river while trying to reach the United States, in Matamoros, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tania Avalos, the wife of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande river with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is seen outside the morgue in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

Tania Avalos, the wife of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande river with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is seen outside the morgue in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 Rosa Ramirez, the mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is pictured at her house in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Rosa Ramirez, the mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is pictured at her house in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 The bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Valeria, migrants who drowned in the Rio Grande river during their journey to the US, are seen inside a hearse in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

The bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Valeria, migrants who drowned in the Rio Grande river during their journey to the US, are seen inside a hearse in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 A vendor walks by the house of Rosa Ramirez, mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

A vendor walks by the house of Rosa Ramirez, mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tania Avalos, the wife of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande river with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is seen outside the morgue in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

Tania Avalos, the wife of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande river with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is seen outside the morgue in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 The bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Valeria, migrants who drowned in the Rio Grande river during their journey to the US, are seen inside a hearse in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

The bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Valeria, migrants who drowned in the Rio Grande river during their journey to the US, are seen inside a hearse in Matamoros, Mexico. (Image: Reuters)

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 A vendor walks by the house of Rosa Ramirez, mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

A vendor walks by the house of Rosa Ramirez, mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Dolls are pictured at the house of Rosa Ramirez, mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Dolls are pictured at the house of Rosa Ramirez, mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Rosa Ramirez, the mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is pictured at her house in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Rosa Ramirez, the mother of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, a migrant who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his daughter Valeria during their journey to the US, is pictured at her house in the Altavista neighbourhood in San Martin, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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