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How the country of Chile Responds to Hate Crime Murders

How the country of Chile Responds to Hate Crime Murders

Solange Canales, Dos Lives’ Chilean correspondent and Santiago resident, responds to the hate crime murders that happened in Florida and how her country is coping with the tragedy. Click “More” to read her response in Spanish.

Two dead and three injured are young Chileans who came to the United States to improve their English and gain experience in their careers during the summer, but instead were met with this tragedy. In Chile we are dismayed by this horrific murder, which what we fail to understand is why this man, who was accused of homicide, was free to commit another crime against these people.
The Chilean government has provided all necessary assistance to the families of these five young people to bring them home soon.

In my opinion, someone should answer for these horrible murders, given that this man should never have been free. How do you give consolation to their families, when they knew that their children would return to Chile in April and their families would remember this trip as a great experience for them. Now that will not happen, these families are devastated by something that will probably never be recovered, the loss of a child and for those who survived will be a horrible experience they had ever thought of living.

I hope that mental health departments and the law respond to these families and take care of people like this man treating them in a mental facilitation or putting him in prison, if is necessary, this way United State will protect the rest of society, regardless of whether it is American or Chilean. Now I just question whether this could have been avoided?

- Solange (solange@doslives.com)

In Spanish:

Dos muertos y tres heridos son los jovenes Chilenos que fueron a Estados Unidos con el objetivo de mejorar su ingles y adquirir experiencia en sus carreras durante el verano, pero en su lugar se encontraron con esta tragedia. En Chile estamos consternados por este horrible homicidio, lo que no logramos entender, es por qué este hombre que estaba acusado de homicidio estaba libre para poder cometer otro en contra de estos jóvenes.

Actualmente el gobierno ha entregado toda la ayuda necesaria a las familias de estos cinco jóvenes Chilenos. Para poder traerlos a casa pronto.

En mi opinión alguien debe responder por este horrible hecho, dado que este hombre jamás debió estar libre. Como entregar consuelo a sus familias, cuando ellos sabían que sus hijos volverían en Abril a Chile y recordar este viaje como una gran experiencia para ellos. Ahora eso no ocurrirá, estas familias están devastadas de algo que probablemente nunca se recuperaran, como la pérdida de un hijo y para aquellos que lograron sobrevivir será una horrible experiencia que jamás hubieran pensado en vivir.

Espero que los departamentos de salud mental y la ley, atiendan a esta gente y les prohíban de libertad si es necesario, de esta manera estarán protegiendo al resto de la sociedad, esto sin importar si son americanos ó chilenos. Solo dejo la pregunta Esto si pudo haber evitado?

- Solange (solange@doslives.com)

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