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    Guatemala calls US 'Wuhan of Americas' in battle over deportees

    Guatemala calls US 'Wuhan of Americas' in battle over deportees


    Staff and agencies in Guatemala City

    The Guardian April 15, 2020, 2:04 PM EDT








    Photograph: Johan Ordóñez/AFP via Getty ImagesUS deportation flights to Guatemala are driving up the country’s Covid-19 caseload, according to the country’s health minister, who said that on one flight about 75% of the deportees tested positive for the virus.


    Hugo Monroy said that the United States had become the “Wuhan of the Americas” referring to the Chinese province where the pandemic began.


    “We must not stigmatize, but I have to speak clearly. The arrival of deportees who have tested positive has really increased the number of [coronavirus] cases,” he said on Tuesday.
    Related: US migrant deportations risk spreading coronavirus to Central America


    “There are really flights where the deportees arrive … with fever – and they get on the planes that way,” said Monroy on Tuesday. “We automatically evaluate them here and test them and many of them have come back positive.”


    Later, the presidential spokesman, Carlos Sandoval, told reporters that Monroy was referring to a March flight on which “between 50% and 75% [of the passengers] during all their time in isolation and quarantine have come back positive”.


    Before Tuesday, Guatemala had reported only three positive infections among deportees flown back by the United States.


    Joaquín Samayoa, spokesman for the foreign affairs ministry, confirmed a fourth positive case for a migrant who arrived on a flight on Monday. At least three of the migrants who arrived Monday were taken directly to a hospital for Covid-19 testing.


    It remained unclear why before Tuesday the government had only reported three deportees who tested positive and how many more would have been among the high percentage who tested positive onboard that March flight.


    Guatemala again began receiving deportation flights from the United States on Monday after a one-week pause prompted by three deportees testing positive for Covid-19.


    The Guatemalan government had asked the United States to not send more than 25 deportees per flight, to give them health examinations before departure and to certify that they were not infected.


    However, the flights resumed on Monday with 76 migrants onboard the first and 106 on the second. Guatemala’s foreign ministry did not immediately clarify why the US had not complied with its requirements, but the flights came on the same day that the US state department announced that aid would continue to Guatemala and the other Northern Triangle countries.


    One of Monday’s flights also included 16 unaccompanied minors, according to the Guatemalan Immigration Institute.


    Since January, the US has deported nearly 12,000 Guatemalans, including more than 1,200 children.


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/guatemala...180419211.html



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    Too bad!

    U.S. calls Guatemala "human traffickers and scoundrels" for dumping CARAVANS of thousands of their citizens over our border that test positive for TB, HIV, AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, pregnancies, measles, STD's, skin rashes, sepsis, tumors, cancer, diabetes, kidney failure, flu, coughs, colds, lice, scabies, respiratory disease, and a host of other diseases and medical conditions.

    Why did you not "comply" and STOP your caravans!

    Now YOU get your "caravans" back!


    SEND THEM ALL BACK ON BARGES!!!! THEY ARE YOUR PEOPLE!
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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