La crisis humanitaria en la frontera continúa, muchos inmigrantes aseuran sentirse atrapados entre las deportaciones y el bloqueo de las autoridades.
27 Sep 2021 – 12:00 AM EDT
>> tonight on "aqui y ahora,"
the humanitarian crisis on theborder continues.
many migrants feel trappedbetween deportation and the
blockade from the authorities.>> things are better, we cross.
we are searching for life.>> a case of this girl is an
example of the explosion ofcovid cases among minors.
>> they told me to find anotherhospital, that they did not have
space.>> infections and homes,
schools, and pediatric hospitalsaround the country.
china is running out of fish.>> china has a policy of global
maritime expansion.>> that is why they are
exploring without followinginternational maritime laws.
the judge of nuestra bellezalatina has the time of her life.
>> you have to be authentic.>> this and more next on "aqui y
>> it looks like nothing canstop the flow of migrants.
deported into their countriesand a blockade.
>> we also say hello to someonewho has been reporting from the
border this week.>> hello, good evening.
welcome to "aqui y ahora."the stories we have witnessed
have been devastating.juan carlos aguiar has been
following the situation ofseveral families in the middle
of this humanitarian crisis onthe border.
♪>> the images that scandalized
so many reached marriott throughher cell phone and she was
angered.>> seeing how they were treated,
we saw that they were going tobe hit.
>> she thought about the pain ofthose migrants and immediately
remembered what is the realityfor many people in the city of
acuna in the mckissick -- themexican state of coahula --
coahuila.>> we all have family members in
the united states and we dontwant them to go through what
they are going through.>> she moved towards action and
her small kitchen, with what shehad, she prepared tacos.
a friend came to help her.>> as long as we can do
something, among all of us, wecan do our small part.
as long as we can help, we willhelp you or to kilometers away
from mrs. salgados home,thousands of patients are made
uncomfortable, not knowing whatto do.
ask im here with my child withnothing.
we sleep youre on the ground.>> joseph left poverty in haiti
after the 2010 earthquake.he arrived in chile looking for
a better future that he did notfind.
>> things in chile are not easy.life is not easy.
we came here.>> these stories of an almost
silent immigration that fewpeople knew until a few weeks
ago.patients seeking to help their
families in the caribbeanisland.
>> my father is not rich.we dont have money.
if i dont send money, they wantbe able to eat.
how can they live?>> this person has been away
from haiti from over 10 years.he arrived in ecuador, then
brazil.that with the pandemic,
everything collapsed.>> we are working, eating,
sending money to your family.you have no way of saving.
>> will little -- what littlecities they had were finished on
the way to the united states.>> we dont have any money.
>> the haitians crossing inmassive groups, in just a few
hours to del rio, texas, caughtthe united states government by
surprise.in the beginning of the week, it
was estimated that 10,000 peoplewere living under the
international bridge in texas.a flow of migrants has
substantially diminished in thelast few days.
but this rope that is tied fromone end of the river to the
other helps dozens of people tocross from the united states to
mexico to find food.it is easier to find food here
because of donations.maria joined that because,
helping those who remain on themexican side or those who return
searching for food.>> that is why we need to give.
even if it hurts us, we need togive.
>> what arrives at thiscampground is food prepared from
the residence -- prepared by theresidents of nuestra belleza
latina.-- the residence of nuestra
belleza latina -- the residenceof acuna.
>> they are youth to other kindsof food.
>> all of them, withoutexception, await the arrival of
these charitable souls to supplytheir most basic needs.
>> people bring food.all the food i have here was
given to me.>> long lines under a hot sun
with a temperature exceeding 100degrees fahrenheit.
searching for food, clothing,and hygiene supplies.
>> people bring food.>> little by little, in families
or groups of friends, theysettle here hoping that the
situation would change.>> if things are better, we will
cross over there.we are searching for life.
that is what we are looking for.>> a better future.
>> a better future.>> ronnie munro was on the texas
side with his wife and daughterunder the bridge until he heard
news that made him go back tomexico.
>> they wanted to send peopleback to haiti.
that is not what we want.>> the youngest want to continue
their lives.>> our child wants to play.
>> fortunately, children alwaysfind a place to play, a way to
amuse themselves.the adults resign, also want
some normalcy in the middle ofthe difficulties.
ronnies wife cleans herclothing items in a bucket.
others cut their hair.>> who wants to live like that?
roaming from one place toanother with their children.
those pregnant women, shoelesspeople, they dont have a place
to bathe.>> the edges of the rio grande
have a sharp contrast.on the american side, a show of
force, and in mexico, groupscamped out together.
>> we are looking for a betterlife not just for me, but for
all of us.>> helicopters patrol from the
air to have a better perspective.
haitians insist they are not adanger.
>> they are not going to steal.they are going to work.
>> the water in the river hereis not very deep.
but the water can betreacherous.
as a migrant who had to berescued proved.
>> the currents can be strong.better to stay here with your
family.think things through.
>> in the last few hours,american authorities said they
had evacuated the people who areunder the bridge, a place where
at least 10 babies were born injust a few days.
life will always find a way.>> so far this year, about
19,000 haitians sought refuge inmexico.
that is over three times thenumber in the last few years.
in panama, the government saidthere are around 3000 migrants
arriving every week.we will return with more from
the border on "aqui y ahora.">> later, giselle blondet, judge
on nuestra belleza latina, sayswhy she feels like a better
human being in the last fewmonths.
but before, many parents areworried about the risks their
children are facing at t♪
>> the new school year broughtor something that even
pediatricians did not expect,the exponential rise in covid
cases among children.hospitals seeing -- seem to not
make do.some parents whether they should
send their children to school.angie sandoval tells us about a
mother and her daughter.[cheering]
>> for stephanie lopez, thebirthday of her daughter a few
days ago in houston, texas wasalso a celebration for having
cheated death not once, buttwice.
>> it was special for me becausei never thought that my daughter
would leave the hospital.>> on august 6, the 22 euros
mother was at home --22-year-old mother was at home
when the daughter began to feelill.
she tried the wording hertemperature, but nothing worked.
>> she began to travel --tremble.
her eyes began to roll into theback of her head.
she was biting her lip.>> aba, at 11 months, was
experiencing convulsions.>> we went to the hospital.
>> for both has, there was notime.
>> when we got to the hospital,she was not breathing, she was
not moving.>> inside the lyndon b. johnson
hospital, she got the diagnosis.her daughter had been infected
with coronavirus.>> i felt my heart sank to the
ground.i was asking god to keep her
alive.>> according to the last report
from the academy of pediatricsin the united states,
unvaccinated children are theones who are getting coronavirus
the most.>> there are over 200,000 cases
in the united states.>> in miami, florida, dr.
alberto is a spokesperson forhis organization.
the most recent study indicatesthe virus is finding another way
of spreading.>> what we imagine is because
there are more adults who arevaccinated, the virus starts
looking for more susceptiblepatients.
>> while in houston, abasdiagnosis was not the only thing
that surprised her mother.this was the second time that
coronavirus was threatening thelife of her daughter.
the first time occurred almostexactly one year ago, when she
was about to be born.>> they told me i had covid.
in that my daughter was about tobe born.
>> during the birthing process,she feared the worst.
>> i was afraid i would diewithout my daughter would be
born with covid.>> according to the has, nothing
happened to aba, but now withher daughter on the brink of
death, she worried that her luckhad run out.
>> they told me i had to findanother hospital.
>> all of the medical centers inhouston were filled to capacity
with patients and doctors gaveher only one option.
>> told me the only choice i hadwas temple, texas, which was
three hours away from houston.>> minutes later, stephanie
lopez accompanies her daughter,who is connected to an oxygen
tank, to the helicopter thatwould take her to temple, texas.
>> my heart sank because i couldnot go with my daughter.
i did not know if she wouldarrive well.
ask for this mother, -- >> forthis mother, it was the longest
130 miles of her life.max i was crying the entire way
there.-- >> i was crying the entire
way there.>> the delta variant has
challenged health authorities inways that the original strain
never did.according to the pediatrics
academy, more than one out ofevery five infected people is a
minor and more than 30,000children last month had to be
hospitalized as a result of thevirus.
>> when you see a city as largeas houston that needs to fly
children to other cities to getcare for covid, you know there
is a problem.and it is a problem nobody saw
coming.>> dr. joseph baron is the head
of the covid unit at the unitedmemorial medical center in
houston.according to him, this is a
pandemic unlike anything he hasseen in his 40 years as a
doctor.>> i do not see a light at the
end of the tunnel.>> according to doctors, the
record number of pediatricpatients is due largely to
children returning to school.ask the delta variant is very
contagious.the other variant, you could get
the disease after spending 15minutes with somebody who is
infected.now that can happen in one
minute.>> according to authorities, a
teacher who was unvaccinated andhad symptoms of covid, she got
half of her 24 students infectedin less than a week.
>> it is completelyirresponsible to take off your
face mask in a closedenvironment where there are
children that cannot bevaccinated.
>> is happened in may but it wasrecently revealed by the centers
for disease control andprevention, the school rejected
our interview request.according to some parents, the
school implemented rigorouspreventive measures but they are
worried.>> nobody can usher us that our
children will be well.sooner or later, they will
become sick.if it were up to me, they would
learn by zoom.>> from miami to california, the
war against coronavirus has notstopped.
>> whenever i think cases arestarting to drop, we see another
surge and that happens becausepeople begin to care less about
covid.>> although that is not the case
with stephanie lopez.>> i never thought that she was
going to get better.>> in addition to celebrating
every compass meant of herdaughters, she also promotes
vaccination against coronavirus.she says it almost took the most
important thing in her life.>> how wonderful that aba is
full of life.the fda could approve the
coronavirus vaccine amongchildren between five and 11
month.this week, pfizer announced that
its clinical trials indicatethere is a strong protection
against coronavirus amongchildren.
>> when we return,♪
>> in china, they are runningout of fish.
that is why their fishing fleetsare coming to this confident to
exploit what they dont have inthat side of the world.
there are factories on the highseas, cities that never sleep,
as part of a collaboration withthe associated press and
univision, a team of journalistsled by joshua goodman took an
adventure in the pacific oceanin nobodys water.
>> it appears that we are onfirm ground but the truth is we
are 300 kilometers west of thegalapagos island.
>> we are surrounded by lights,we arrived at 3:30 in the
morning.there are about 37 ships in a
small space.>> these ships sometimes as long
as 60 meters long, our fishingcloser and closer to the
american continent.they are in waters that nobody
monitors.the fishing -- the overfishing
of chinese ships has beenhappening near asia and africa
for a long time.a recent of element -- it is a
recent development in america,and courted to this investor.
>> last year, what we saw, youhad 350 chinese ships fishing by
the galapagos island.it was a wake-up call for the
region.>> juan carlos aguiar is also
worried.>> china has a policy of global
maritime expansion.>> he is worried about the
overfishing.>> the fleet has grown from 2012
with 256 registered ships to 600last year.
>> this allows them to capturelarge volumes never before seen.
>> between 250 and 300,000 tonsper year.
>> turning china into thelargest producer of squid in the
world.>> there is no one country that
can have constant monitoring ofthe ocean.
the initiative needs to comefrom the international
community.>> to meet these ships, we went
on an 18 day excursion.the trip began in peru, where we
spoke with artisanal fishermen.>> to lopez, he began fishing at
the age of 18.a port surrounded by desert, he
has lived by the sea ever since.the current situation worries
him.>> why do you think these
foreign ships are taking thefish?
>> there is no maritime controlthat will defend us.
>> he has been a first-handwitness of the ships'
activities.>> when you see fishing boats
taking more than their quota, ihave taken a lot of evidence to
the authorities and nothing hashappened.
>> experts acknowledge this.>> there has been testimony from
fishermen.we estimate that approximately
3000 or 3500 boats with five orsix people aboard work near
peru.every one of the 500 tons is
raised by these people.there is nothing mechanical.
>> louise vasquez, a commanderin the ecuador navy, says that
china is flouting rules.>> they need to have an
automatic identification systemon these boats.
we can monitor via satellite thelocation of these ships.
>> chinese laws also indicatethat ships should have a
monitoring device, but thesesystems are easily manipulated.
>> i can turn it off, turn itback on.
there is no sanction.what might happen is that they
turn off the signal, they comein, they operate within peruvian
waters, then they leave.>> in 20, ecuador -- in 2017,
ecuador arrested people on aship that had 5000 frozen sharks
aboard.>> fishing, you go two or three
days, then you come back.now, with these boats, we go to
the limit.>> the boats dont have lasers
like the competitors, so theyhave to take tons of ice with
them.>> you have to take five to six
tons of ice that you can bringback your catch.
>> their work is not always feelcompensated and sometimes they
risk their own lives.>> there are a lot of risks.
there are three boats right nowthat our boss.
we dont know where they are.>> for peru, supplying the
chinese fleet has become abusiness.
>> you can see when a shipleaves the group, comes to the
peruvian port, and returns tothe other ships.
we reduce our costs.>> according to authorities, 212
chinese ships have visitedperuvian port since 2019.
>> for chinese sailors, it iseasier to pay here than to
return to china.that makes their profit margin
greater.>> you can meet up with these
chinese ships.we boarded the ocean warrior.
in 2010, there were about 100chinese ships fishing for squid
in the pacific.last year, the number increased
to 500.it is possible that they are
fishing more than what theyreport.
that is why organizations comehere when there is no maritime
authority to verify that theyare fishing legally.
after leaving lima a few daysago, we met up -- we could meet
with a chinese fleet at anymoment.
>> when we return, we discovereda message from help from a
>> a team of associated pressand univision went on a trip as
a tract chinese fleets as theyfished off of the latin american
coast.joshua goodman tells us what
they found on the high seas inthe cities that never sleep.
♪>> we did not know what to
expect.>> we are navigating about 200
miles from the coast ofgalapagos to meet the chinese
fleet that is fishing squid.we think there are between 1 --
between 300 and 600 ships.>> she left her career as an
attorney to work on this seeshepherdson since 2015.
her connection to the ocean isdeep.
her father was a lighthouseoperator.
>> we have 15 people aboard.we are from different
continents, different countries,different cultures.
>> a few years ago, china ranout of fish on its coast, and
now it is looking for fisheverywhere else.
peter is the director of theexpedition.
the trip coincides withimportant negotiations that
began in 2018 to create a newbiodiversity observation
agreement on an internationallevel.
>> this is like the wild west.no one country is responsible
for enforcing laws.>> these ships are not
invisible.many do not respect maritime
borders.argentina sink a ship in its
waters.others have fled.
>> when these fleets fish, thereis no way to control what they
are doing.>> all commercial ships are
supposed to have their automaticidentification systems on.
it allows them to trace themovements of large ships.
that is why their use raisessuspicion.
part of see shepherds missionis to track inconsistencies.
>> the objective is to transmitthis information to interested
>> after almost a week, wearrived at our destination.
at 3:30 in the morning, theocean warrior enters what
appears to be a city above theocean.
it is a series of chinesefishing ships with large lights
that draw the squid from thedepths of the sea.
the following morning, we getcloser and we began to notice
some irregularities.this boat is transmitting two
different electronic identities.one is being used by five boats
here and 55 boats around theworld.
we saw this boat on radar.it was transmitting two
identification signals,something completely illegal.
as we got closer, they fled andturned off one of its signals.
>> about 24 ships that weobserved has had some
irregularity.the chinese fleet does not
always comply with the rules.>> as we travel across the
hemisphere, it is one of thethree greatest threats that
ministers of defense andsecurity mentioned to us.
it is a threat to the economy,to security, to the environment,
anti-tourism.>> the sea shephard continues
making discoveries that extendbeyond maritime violations and
include serious labor abuses.>> this man from indonesia,
someone meet them at the otherday, he said he missed his
family, that he wanted to goback home.
fearing reprisals against hisfamily, we decided not to reveal
his identity.he tells us he has been on this
ship for over two years.for him, coronavirus is but a
rumor.>> we are giving him a bottle
with a pencil and paper so hecan bite a message for his
family.we consented by email or call
them so they can reach theirloved ones.
♪>> we are going to call, say
that we saw him, and that hewanted to go home.
>> as can be expected from alarge superpower, china defends
itself.it is not want to be seen as
someone who is exploitingnatural resources.
>> a lot of people talk aboutchina as being the bad guy when
it comes to overfishing.but we have to remember that
china came to this industrylate.
they started in 1985.europeans have been doing it for
a long time before that.>> several weeks have passed but
before returning home, we hadone other surprise.
we met with the ocean ruby, a285 meter tanker that rides
diesel for the chinese fleet.it belongs to a company accused
of sending -- of selling fuel tonorth korea, violating un
sanctions.>> what we are seeing right now
is an extraction of resources.it sabotages the economy and
security of many countries.>> solving the problem is on
everybody.part of the solution might be
found in technology.>> what are the consequences if
we do not attack the problemnow?
>> the oceans control ourclimates, they generate the
majority of the oxygen thathumans breathe, and any element
in the chain that we affect fromalgae to to not to sharks will
affect -- to tuna to sharks willaffect the ecosystem.
they die, we die.>> that chinese fleets are not
the only ones involved inillegal fishing, but they are
the largest, according to a u.n.report, around 90% of fishers
herbs around the world are beingoverfished illegally, and in
terms of the employee that senta message to his family, they
were happy to hear from us andthey pray for his well-being.
>> when we return, challengesrecently faced♪
>> tonight, a new season ofnuestra belleza latina premiers.
actors and host giselle blondetreturns as a judge.
teresa rodraguez talk to herabout the challenges she faced
this year and the lessons shelearned, lessons that giselle
blondet says makes her feelgrateful.
>> giselle blondet returns as ajudge in a new season of nuestra
belleza latina.it has been one of the hardest
years of her life.in april, a week after giving
birth, her oldest daughterandrea suffered a heart attack.
it was then when giselles daddid something that probably
saved her life.>> lupita tries to wake up her
father.he comes over and he sees her,
she says.that she was losing
consciousness.but she lost her eyesight.
>> she was sent to the hospital.giselle said she could
understand what was happening.>> i spoke with somebody at the
emergency room and i heard hersay something about her heart
and i think, that is wrong.you see, im right.
it is not a heart thing.it is about her cesarean.
she has to be transferred.>> and yet was not at that
hospital, she had been takensomewhere else.
does our members or desperationwhile she tried to figure out
where her daughter was.>> i called dr. suarez, who is
like a brother to me.he spoke with the emergency room
and he said, giselle, she is notdoing well.
i began to cry and to scream.i did not want anything to
happen to her.i said, i would die if something
happened to my daughter.>> in a successful emergency
procedure, doctors implanted twostents and were able to
stabilize andreas condition.andrea was connected to a
machine that pumps bloodthroughout her body for five
days.>> she never complained.
she was always calm.>> she was close to death.
>> absolutely.no one understands how she is
still alive.i think because it was so hard
for my daughter to have herbaby, i think that she clung
onto life.>> giselle says that doctors
cannot say for certain whetherthe heart attack was due to the
fertility treatments.andrea will have to have
periodic checkups going forward.>> i am here with gabby, who
brought me here to get my covidvaccine.
>> after surviving thatexperience, giselle never
imagined that there would beanother medical situation
awaiting her.in august, she got covid,
despite having been vaccinated.while the symptoms worsened,
fears increased.>> i have rheumatoid arthritis.
it is a situation thatcompromises my immune system.
so i was concerned.but i am used, in my life -- i
learned this from my mother --if there is something i cannot
control, ive got to see how tosolve it.
that is what i did here.>> she went to the hospital
where she got an antibioticcocktail that allowed her to
recover without having severesymptoms.
she does not know how she gotcovid.
>> i always take care of myself,i always wear my mask, i dont
go out much.the people i meet with our
people i trust.>> she wanted to feel better to
be able to devote her time andenergy to a project that is
close to her heart, nuestrabelleza latina.
they are using a new motto, the360 degree woman.
tonight, the new season ofnuestra belleza latina premiers.
it has a cast of well-knownfaces and new faces.
amara le negra will be reportingfrom the mansion.
gabriel coronel will report onwhat is happening behind the
scenes.alejandra espinoza will be the
host.daniella alvarez and adal
ramones will be among the judgesalong with giselle blondet.
how do you feel about returning?>> i feel very happy.
nuestra belleza latina is likemy baby.
>> giselle was the host for thefirst seven seasons and she
reappeared in 2018 as the mainjudge.
april that will not exist thistime around.
-- a role that will not exist attime around.
that is not the only change.>> they will have all of the
necessary tools so that whenthey leave, they are ready to
work in the television medium.i cannot tell somebody to get
vaccinated or not and iunderstand people who are
afraid, but in the end, idecided to do so.
>> she said she decided to shareher personal testimony on social
media to serve as an example tothe public and to inspire the
young participants on nuestrabelleza latina.
>> what advice do you have forthe contestants?
>> the same piece of advice igive myself.
you have to be authentic.sometimes we worked so hard
trying to find perfection andperfection does not exist.
she also describes the judgesthis season as the perfect
combination.>> jomari brings fashion and
beauty and he has a great lifestory.
daniela, we know she is atraditional beauty queen and she
has turned her life into anexample of perseverance.
>> she is a warrior.>> yes.
then there is adal ramones.he has been backing of reality
shows in mexico for a long time.>> are you nervous undertaking a
roll like this?>> always.
i still have butterflies in mystomach.
>> it is a responsibility thatneeds to be taken seriously.
we will see you tonight.the new season of nuestra
belleza latina starts next.dont miss it.
as a result of what giselleentered
>> this and other stories nextweek on "aqui y ahora."
we return now to the border.thank you for joining us.
>> that is right, this brings usto the end of "aqui y ahora."
until next time.♪