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* Hallan cuerpo de Víctor Lora Estudiante fue enterrado en su toga y berrete
* Padre e hija se ahogan en río
* Familiares de víctimas se reúnen



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Hallan cuerpo de Víctor Lora Estudiante fue enterrado en su toga y berrete


Víctor Lora, 19, de Blackfoot
BLACKFOOT (AP and IDAHO Unido)- Nearly a week after 19-year-old Víctor Lora disappeared into the waters of a Blackfoot canal, Bingham County sheriff's deputies found his body. It was recovered June 13 in the Blackfoot River, about two miles below from where the teen jumped into the Corbett Slough on June 8. "We're glad we finally found him and the family is glad and relieved that his body has been recovered," Sheriff's Deputy Craig Rowland said. Lora, who would have graduated from Independence High School later the same day, was swimming with friends that afternoon. When he took his turn swinging from a rope into the water, Lora did not surface. Lora, who was the first in his family to finish high school, was buried in his cap and gown.


BLACKFOOT (Traducción por IDAHO Unido)- Casi una semana después de la desaparición de Víctor Lora, de 19 años, en las aguas de un canal en Blackfoot, los diputados del sheriff del Condado de Bingham hallaron su cuerpo. Lo sacaron el 13 de junio del Río Blackfoot, cerca de tres kilómetros río abajo de donde se había tirado el joven en la acequia Corbett el 8 de junio. "Nos alegra que por fin lo hayamos hallado y es una alegría y alivio para la familia el hecho de que se ha rescatado su cuerpo", dijo Craig Rowland, Diputado del Sheriff. Lora, quien se hubiera graduado de la escuela Independence High School más tarde ese mismo día, se encontraba nadando con unos amigos esa tarde. Al tomar su turno de columpiarse de una cuerda y tirarse hasta el agua, Lora no volvió a aparecer. Lora, quien fue el primero de su familia en completar la high school, fue enterrado en su toga y birrete.

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Padre e hija se ahogan en río


KUNA (AP and IDAHO Unido)- The body of Hilario Ponce was located by Canyon County sheriff's deputies on June 1, after a lengthy search. Ponce, 59, and Anita Márquez, his 15-year-old daughter, drowned May 27 in the Snake River. Ponce- father of 12- was with several of his children, swimming in a pool at a bend in the river. Anita's cousin, Eli Márquez, said the water appeared shallow and calm. But the depth apparently changed abruptly from one point to another, she said. Around 6:30 p.m., Anita was shouting she was drowning, but because of the noise of the waves, the others could not hear very well, Márquez said. A whirlpool was pulling the girl in and she could not touch the bottom. Her father tried to reach her, but he grew tired as he moved into stronger waves. "Finally, she wasn't seen anymore," Márquez said. "(And) the waves pulled him in." One of Ponce's sons also tried to rescue them, but to no avail. Ponce's body was located 1.5 miles downstream. Ponce was a farmworker and Anita, an eighth-grader, was about to graduate from Vallivue Middle School. The family needs help paying for the funeral expenses. Those interested in helping may give donations at any branch of Wells Fargo Bank to an account set up in the names of Hilario Ponce and Anita Márquez.

KUNA (AP and IDAHO Unido)- The body of Hilario Ponce was located by Canyon County sheriff's deputies on June 1, after a lengthy search. Ponce, 59, and Anita Márquez, his 15-year-old daughter, drowned May 27 in the Snake River. Ponce- father of 12- was with several of his children, swimming in a pool at a bend in the river. Anita's cousin, Eli Márquez, said the water appeared shallow and calm. But the depth apparently changed abruptly from one point to another, she said. Around 6:30 p.m., Anita was shouting she was drowning, but because of the noise of the waves, the others could not hear very well, Márquez said. A whirlpool was pulling the girl in and she could not touch the bottom. Her father tried to reach her, but he grew tired as he moved into stronger waves. "Finally, she wasn't seen anymore," Márquez said. "(And) the waves pulled him in." One of Ponce's sons also tried to rescue them, but to no avail. Ponce's body was located 1.5 miles downstream. Ponce was a farmworker and Anita, an eighth-grader, was about to graduate from Vallivue Middle School. The family needs help paying for the funeral expenses. Those interested in helping may give donations at any branch of Wells Fargo Bank to an account set up in the names of Hilario Ponce and Anita Márquez.

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Familiares de víctimas se reúnen


VERACRUZ, México (AP)- Relatives gathered May 30 at the airport in this Gulf coast port to receive the bodies of 12 of the 14 Mexicans who died trying to cross the Arizona desert into the United States. Even as families in Veracruz mourned their dead, an Arizona grand jury indicted Jesús López Ramos, allegedly the guide who abandoned the men in the desert, with 25 counts of smuggling- for each of the 14 immigrants who died and for 11 others who survived. On May 19, the group of would-be immigrantrs crossed the U.S.-México border into the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Arizona. They drove for about an hour and a half, then set out on foot. The group had been told they would only have to walk a short distance to a highway. Instead, they faced 70 miles of dry, bleak terrain known as "The Devil's Path." After four days, during which temperatures reached 115 degrees, U.S. Border Patrol officials first began finding the survivors and the dead. It was the deadliest crossing at the border since 1987, when 18 Mexican men died in a locked railroad boxcar near Sierra Blanca, Texas. The Border Patrol said 106 people died while crossing southern Arizona's deserts during the 12-month period that ended on September 30, 2000. The Immigration and Naturalization Service said recently that about 389,000 illegal immigrants have been stopped during the current fiscal year.


VERACRUZ, México (AP)- Los familiares de las víctimas se reunieron en el aeropuerto de esta ciudad costeña el 30 de mayo para recibir los cadáveres de 12 de los 14 mexicanos que murieron durante un intento de cruzar el desierto de Arizona y entrar así a los Estados Unidos. Mientras las familias veracruzanas lamentaban la tragedia, un jurado investigador en Arizona acusaba a Jesús López Ramos, presunto guía que abandonó al grupo en el desierto, con 25 cargos de contrabando de inmigrantes- por los 14 que han muerto y 11 que han sobrevivido. El 19 de mayo, el grupo de inmigrantes cruzó la frontera y entró al Refugio Nacional Cabeza Prieta en el sudoeste de Arizona. Manejaron cerca de una hora y media, luego partieron caminando. Se había contado a los del grupo que sólo tendrían que caminar un poco para llegar hasta una carretera. Pero los inmigrantes se enfrentaron durante cuatro días con el llamado "Camino del Diablo", 110 kilómetros de desierto donde las temperaturas pueden llegar a 46 grados centígrados. El saldo de muertos representa el mayor número desde que 18 mexicanos murieron encerrados en un tren en Sierra Blanca, Texas, en 1987. La Patrulla Fronteriza afirmó que 106 personas se murieron mientras atravesaban los desiertos del sur de Arizona durante el plazo de 12 meses que acabó el 30 de septiembre del 2000. El Servicio de Inmigración y Naturalización informó recientemente que se han detenido a alrededor de 389,000 inmigrantes ilegales durante el año fiscal actual.



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