Venezuelan Migrants Die in Shipwreck Trying to Reach Trinidad and Tobago

The bodies were found floating in the sea 6.3 nautical miles off the coast of Güiria, in the state of Sucre, from where they departed for the island. The number of crew members on the boat is still unknown.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Coast Guard officials found at least 19 drowned Venezuelan migrants, including two children, who were trying to flee Venezuela in a boat bound for Trinidad and Tobago in search of a better future.

"Coast Guard found 19 adults and children drowned, 6.3 nautical miles off the coast of Güiria. Another fatal shipwreck of a boat that went missing three days ago. They died in search of freedom and a better future for their families, fleeing from Venezuela unsafely," wrote human rights defender and attorney Rocío San Miguel on Twitter.

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