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11 Dead as Boat Carrying Haitian Asylum Seekers Capsizes Near Puerto Rico

HeadlineMay 13, 2022
Image Credit: U.S. Coast Guard Handout

At least 11 Haitian asylum seekers have died after their boat capsized near the island of Desecheo, located off the west coast of Puerto Rico. At least 31 others have been taken into the custody of the U.S. Coast Guard. This comes as a growing number of people continue to flee Haiti due to worsening gang violence, political instability, poverty and the impacts of the climate crisis.

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