"Orevwa": Last farewell to 11 Haitian women who died in Desecheo shipwreck
The strength that guides people to realize their dreams of achieving a safer, more beautiful life, where they can live in peace and equality, should be the most remembered of the 11 Haitian women who died at sea, after the ship they boarded to reach the coast of Puerto Rico capsized.
Authorities estimate that the remains of 30 people who were on the boat were never recovered, while another 31 people survived the disaster that occurred on May 12, 2022. Father Rodney Algarín, pastoral vicar of the Archdiocese of San Juan, who led the posthumous tribute at the Church of Santa Teresita, in Santurce, had words that sought to give comfort to the family members who were able to attend the ceremony. "These sisters have not died. They will live forever. We proclaim... so that this communion does not disappear, these dreams that they have embodied and it is a legacy that they leave us: to fight for our dreams... that always has merit," said Algarín.