9 October 2021: Near Nueva Concepción, Guatemala

More than one hundred people were found screaming inside an abandoned shipping container on the side of a road, in Guatemala recently. The 126 people were found at dawn between the towns of Nueva Concepción and Cocales after passersby reported hearing screams inside the container. Authorities say they were likely left there by their smugglers who had been paid to take them into the US via Mexico. More than 100 of those discovered were from Haiti, a country that has recently been stricken with multiple crises, but there were also people from Nepal and Ghana. “We heard cries and knocks coming from inside the container,” when they arrived on the scene, a police spokesperson said. “We opened the doors and found inside 126 undocumented people.”