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than ever before going to the hospital.>> kidnapping migrants on the border.a criminal industry run by mexican drug cartels.>> they surrounded us. they had arms.>> they would take them to get killed.>> the secrets of a serial ki ller who turned out to be theleast imagined person, a former police officer.>> it is the worst serial killer we have seen in this country,and we have seen many. >> the composer of "tusa" putswords in the amounts -- the mo uths of urban musicians.>> it could be a j balvin song, a maluma song.>> this and more on "aqui y ahora.">> in the last week, the number of children with covid-19has increased dramatically. this, just a few days beforestudents return to school. it is a pleasure to be back withyou again. >> welcome to "aqui y ahora."in the midst of controversy and confusion, families and schooldistricts are concerned. ♪>> nellie did not get vaccinated.when she got covid, she isolated herself.but nonetheless, her 10-year-old son andre became sick and endedup in the childrens hospital in miami.>> he was vomiting and i was told he had covid.they sent him home. i did not know what to do.i had no other options. -- options.i finally decided to bring him here.>> he was admitted with covid and was diagnosed with somethingelse. >> he also has appendicitis.>> the problem is until he recovers from covid, he cannothave surgery. >> they want him to be negative,covid negative first. hes currently being held inobservation with antibiotics and pain medication.>> he is one of the many children who in the last few days was admitted to a hospital with covid.since the beginning of the pandemic through august, 4.2million children have been diagnosed with covid-19.what worries experts is the increase week to, 19% of all covid cases are among los angeles, california, this doctor and spokesperson for theamerican association of pediatricians is concerned bythese numbers. >> we knew that previousvariants, we knew children could get sick, but it was not asageless. were seeing how in india, theincrease with children is alarming.we are seeing this in the u.s. as well.>> the medical director of the childrens hospital shared thefollowing. 16 more children in theemergency room then we had before.more children are being admitted to the hospital than everbefore. just this week we had 22children admitted, six in the intensive care unit.>> she brought her seven-year-old here.>> shes been congested for five or six days.shes got a red eye, her throat hurts, she has not felt well.she vomits. >> whats going on, dear?you feel all right? >> her mother is concernedbecause the little girl had covid once before.despite everybody being vaccinated at home, she cannotbe vaccinated because of her age.>> would this be the second time?>> i hope not. but this would be her secondtime with covid. >> we will say goodbye to themmomentarily before we returned to find our covid test went.unlike last year when people were isolated, now, we have theusual illnesses that are in addition to the covid deltavariant. >> children were not aroundother children. >> children who are admitted, hesays, generally have difficulty breathing, have low oxygenlevels, and are dehydrated. >> any child that is a chroniccondition, be it diabetes or if they are overweight, those arethe children that we are seeing have more problems than others.adolescents who are overweight, usually children with infection,dont need to be admitted to the hospital.>> according to the american academy of pediatricians, themortality rate is very low. and there are seven states wherethere have been no deaths among children.>> when it comes to mortality, thank god they are much moreprotected than adults and seniors.that does not mean that we should let our guard down.>> in some states, occupancy in childrens hospitals areincreasing. an 11-month-old was sent to ahospital over 100 miles away because there was.this mother hears the news with great concern.her adolescent children refuse to wear face masks.>> they say that it is not mandatory anymore, so they donthave to use it. >> that is why she is worriedthat they cant take virtual classes, nor are they forced touse face masks at school. but her children do have thefirst vaccine dose. >> my concern is that they arenot fully vaccinated, because many children really do not wantto get vaccinated, or their parents do not want to get themvaccinated for whatever reason. so it does concern me.i am worried because i do not want them to become sick or getus sick. >> angelica complaints.she says she has no options. >> well, im going to send themto school. i have to.its obligatory. but if it were not, then i wouldnot send them to school. >> according to the doctor, ifchildren attend school in person , prevention needs to be apriority. >> children cannot bevaccinated. adults around them need to bevaccinated. regardless, everyone should usea face mask. >> the american academy ofpediatricians says these procedures should be followed.>> the more barriers we have, including vaccines and facemasks, around these groups that cannot be vaccinated, the saferthey will be. if they are over the age of 12,they should be vaccinated. >> experts believe that virtualclasses could depend on what happens with cases in the nextfew days. >> virtual classes are somethingwe will have to consider if we see the number of casesincrease. that is something we will haveto watch closely. >> right now with the deltavariant, the rules of the game are changing.we need to continue assessing this and remind ourselves thatwe have not ended the pandemic yet.♪ >> meanwhile, nelly, who is ateacher, cannot go out until her son can be operated on after hetests negative for covid. he feels bad.>> i feel anguish. distraught.nervous. i dont know what is going tohappen. all the bad emotions.i didnt want to come to the hospital, because of everythingi had heard about covid and all of that.but i thought, my sons health comes first.>> she says she did not want to get a covid vaccine, but now sheis considering it. >> i think your body can cureeverything you have. >> and with what happened toyour son? >> well, seeing how things arenow. >> meanwhile, the son onlythinks about his passion. >> basketball.>> basketball. >> mariella has the covid testresults for miranda. >> how did it go?>> they had the result. it was negative, thank god.and they gave her something for her pinkeye.>> her hope is that she can return to school.but since she cant be vaccinated, she is teaching herhow to take care of herself. >> wash your hands, put the maskon property -- properly. >> thank you very much.>> bye. >> several pediatricians weconsulted highlighted the importance of having childrenover the age of 12 be vaccinated.they also recommended the play in open areas where the risk ofbeing infected is much smaller. they say that physical activitywill make them healthier. we will be back after a shortbreak. >> later.hes 25 years old and he has written songs for the greatestperformers in urban music. >> before, how the machinery ofkidnapping migrants happensx. share you messages now onfacebook, and instagram, twitter, and our website the kidnapping of migrants onthe border has become a lucrative business.captors are able to get easy money without any repercussions.carmen escobosa tells us about the people who live betweenthreat and fear. >> in the over 3000 kilometersof border between the u.s. and mexico, you hear the cries ofmigrants. >> i wish i had wings to fly.if i could only be that bird, i would say, i would fly away.>> they were brought together in an unexpected path in the unitedstates. >> we were ambushed.we were all asleep. iran and she ran behind me.-- i ran and she ran behind me.we hid for three hours. immigration saw that we ran andthey found us. >> they were repatriated almostimmediately. and that was not the worst partof their journey. >> these two routes are verydangerous for migrants. >> hes talking about the onethat follows the corridor to tijuana, mexico.this is where the cartels operate.he tells us from a hideout that hes hiding from threats againsthim for reporting on what happens to migrants in thesouthern border. they tell us how the businessworks. >> theres been an increase ofmigrants being kidnapped. >> just in this city, there are70,000 immigrants waiting for th eir paperwork to go through.>> you are hearing 70%, 80% of the people who want to crossneed a smuggler. >> he says its not traditionalsmugglers operating. >> its now organized crime.they are taking migrants but they are also kidnappingmigrants. >> tell your friend in the pintoget the money, because you are being kidnapped.>> narcos think they have a right to torture and capturethem. they think it is patriotic.>> they say they have never seen so much suffering amongmigrants. >> i pled with them, i askedthem not to hurt them. >> this mother does not sleep.she has not slept since that first call.>> i said i didnt have the money, and they told me i neededto pay. >> experts say that this wouldnot happen as much if they didnt have people in powerhelping them. >> its the immigrationauthorities that give the migrants up to organized crime.>> you cant report a kidnapping because the federal, state, andlocal authorities are all compromised.they are all being paid by the kidnappers.>> once they crossed one of the bridges between the countries,they fell into the hands of organized crime.>> they took us to the boss. we were were dressed as military personnel.they were armed. >> they were given up tosmugglers. >> they said that in the monthsthey were there, they had to obey, resist, experience hunger,thirst, heat, and hear torture. >> we heard him being hit allnight. i prayed to god that theirhearts would be softened. >> at one point, the familymembers paid for the rescue and they were still not freed.finally, after an incredible experience, they made their wayout. they are now in the unitedstates, but they know that their odyssey has not ended there.theres another phenomenon that is is called invisible victims. >> there are immigrants fromhonduras, el salvador, nicaragua, guatemala, who nevermake it to the u.s., but also who never go back to their placeof origin. they are invisible victims.>> were told by the end of 2019 there were between 7000 and 8000migrants who had disappeared. now, theres no one even investigates. we consulted with the attorneygenerals office to see how they are trying to combat thesecrimes against migrants. they asked for more time to giveus an answer. but weve heard, and in somecases observed, how these groups operate on the border.migrants come to mexico alone or with a guide.they are welcomed by people give them to cloaked people.they are given the code of a criminal group.any attempt to become separated from that group could cost themtheir lives. even crossing to the unitedstates, that link does not break.if they are deported, that code remains valid.they and some taxicab drivers photograph all of them.once they confirm the code of the repatriated immigrants, theyare placed in warehouses where no one can imagine what happens.they are never in the same warehouse are very long.-- for very long. the people who watch them aredressed in civilian clothing. the torture does not cease.>> theres no authority that can follow up.>> the majority of these crimes face impunity.according to a report from human rights first, around 3300migrants have been kidnapped, raped, trafficked, or hurt on the border. so far this year.and the number of cases has increased in the last few weeks.we will be back with more "aqui y ahora.">> when we return, a former police officer became a serialkiller. >> you hear the cries of a woman>> tonight on "aqui y ahora." ah who manages to escape.ra>> many communities depend on authorities to keep order andadminister justice, but sometimes that is broken.our correspondent went to el salvador to see why someone whowas supposed to care for others became the center of many deaths. >> he got up early.he said, mom, give me some breakfast.he showered, he went to work very excited.>> it was the end of march this year when her daughter felthappy to have finally gotten the job she wanted so much.>> she was very happy. she said i am going to save upand buy a motorcycle. >> a few weeks earlier, two menhad come to her previous job, offering her a better job at ashopping center where she would earn twice as much.>> she was going to sell cell phones monday through friday.she was going to earn $70 per week.>> what did this job mean to her?>> she said she would work. she wanted to be a cosmetologistand open her own beauty salon. >> after the euphoria.>> i asked her what the men were like, and she said one was darkand one was white. >> the darker gentlemen washugo, a former police officer in a division created after thepeace accord. his neighbors remembered him asa severe man. she began to have her doubts.>> she said you are going to miss trust everyone around.>> -- around you. >> not far, a medical studentlost his job -- her job. and according to hergrandfather, he said that going to the united states would solveall our problems. >> according to jose cruz, hetold his daughter, alexis' mother, that he could help hergrandson. >> i didnt want her to leave.>> like daisy, jose had his reservations.>> why were you concerned? >> i never saw him.i said, please, dont trust him very much.>> on march 28, she went to her first day of work at the cellphone store, but her family was worried when it took her long tocome home. >> we called her cell phone.she was not answering, so we sent her messages.she was not responding, either. >> they began to fear theworst. >> thats when we began thesearch. >> when you went to metrocentro, did you see the cell phone store?>> no. it did not exist.>> she went to the police. >> i was worried they had takenher out of the country had sold her.>> meanwhile, the plans of alexis to go to the unitedstates were moving. ahead.-- moving full steam ahead. >> my daughter paid $7000 to asmuggler to take them to the u.s.>> he tried to convince his grandson not to go.>> i said, we are not going to see you.its better that we live poor and have your presence here.>> but it was useless. >> they were taking them to theslaughter. >> a few hours later, the familyreceived a mysterious phone call with the revelation that turnedout to be a trap. >> they said alexis had beenkidnapped. >> brian is a journalist who hasbeen following the story. he says the smuggler calledalexiss mother and asked that she see him.>> he said he knew where he was and knew how to rescue him.>> on may 7 following these instructions, the mother and herdaughter jacqueline went to the house that had been midnight, the neighbors sleep was interrupted.>> they heard the screams of a woman who escaped.>> what they saw terrorized them.>> they said that a man came out of the house with a pipe, hither on the head, and dragged her back into the house.>> that was alexiss sister. >> she cried for help.>> the neighbors called the police.and when they arrived, they found the two women killed inthe living room. myrna and her daughter werelying dead in the living room, not far from the body of alexis.he had been dead since before the call was made asking for aransom. >> behind those bodies, therewas a grave filled with a number of bodies.>> that is when they realized what they saw in that house.>> the line of young people who entered the house but did notamount continued for months -- did not come out continued formonths, despite the lockdown orders.>> that day, 12 people were arrested and accused of beingpart of a criminal network which according to authorities,trapped people and murdered them .the forensics experts identified a psychopath.>> this is an example of a serial killer.we expect to find 30 five or more people here.>> when we return. >> when you read the confession,what stuck out the most? >> he killed because he could.he stalked his victims, took them home, raped them, killedthem. >> who were his favorites, shallwe say?>> since the investigators arrived at the scene of thecrime in el salvador, they surmised it was a serial killer.angie sandoval tells us how i confession revealed the detailsof what happened in that house. >> on may 9, two days after thediscovery of the house, joses concern of wanting to know whathappened to his daughter, children, and grandchildren,came to an end. >> they asked me if i had aheart condition or was sentimental.>> it was the funeral home. they wanted to take him to themorgue to identify his loved ones.>> when i think of them, i begin to cry.because we are human beings, and we feel.>> according to jose, on the way he found out that the smugglerhad never planned to take alexis to the united was his granddaughter, jacqueline, whose cries for helpdrew the police to the location. he would not be the only one toface the truth. the house belonged to hugo, aformer police officer and security guard who had thishouse and kept his neighbors at arms length.>> he could be violent but he was never seen as a threat.that is, they saw him as a person to be careful around, buthe was not violent. >> more details emerged later.>> hugo is a police officer who gets arrested after five years,hes released and returned to his community.and returned to an apparently normal life.>> there was a detail investigators were drawn to.>> he never used guns or knives to kill his victims.he would use an iron pipe. >> bryan says among the cadaversthe police officers found in the house was was later discovered he had killed his own brother to keephis car. but at -- thats not impressedthe police the most. >> among the cadavers, thereseemed to be one that was alive. >> hugos body was at the verytop. he was pretending to be dead.>> he had cut his veins, perhaps to elude justice.but after he recovered in the hospital, he realized he had analibi. he gave the names of at leastnine victims, and how he had kille dhtme == -- he had killedthem with his accomplishes -- accomplices.>> the journalist got a copy of the testimony and publishedparts of it in a magazine. >> i think that he is trying notto go alone. >> his youngest victim was anine-year-old girl and her mother.he kept some belongings from the victims.and he would bury these victims in their houses.>> he asked how he kept the smell at bay, and he said he hada cement slab that kept the odor out.>> i wonder if that was the man who took her.>> daisy had been looking for her daughter for over a monthwhen her phone rang. >> they asked me if i was hermother. i welcomed them at home and theytold me that they needed to test my dna.>> but the results would take a while in coming.>> if its true that hugo killed 40 people and buried them in hishome, that would make him the worst serial killer in thiscountrys history, and this country has seen many serialkillers. >> when you read his confession,what affects you the most? he simply killed because hewanted to. he hunted his victims, he tookthem home, he raped them, he killed them, and he hid them.>> who were his favorite? >> there were three elements helook for. that they be women, young, andpoor. >> according to the confession,elena met all three criteria. last month, her motherssuffering came to an end. >> they called me and said that,yes, he had taken her. >> she had in her hands theresults she feared. >> they were 100% sure that wasmy daughter. >> thee police were puttingtogether the puzzle, but she wanted to know why.>> she made our home happy. she was a very active youngwoman, very happy. she loved listening to music.we cant do that now, because we feel sad.>> she joined a group of mothers who are tired ofwaiting. >> what do you want most?>> find him alive or dead. >> since hugo was arrested, hishouse has become a magnet for mothers.>> i want to know if there is any news about my son.>> her son was 16 when she saw him for the last time sevenyears ago. hes one of over 22,000 peopledisappeared since 2014. >> why do you think he could behere? >> it is a feeling.i feel like he might be here. >> she isnt just her for luis.>> i think about him every day. and i dont know if he issuffering somewhere, or he might be here.then i wont have that anguish anymore.>> for jose cruz, the reasons of this massacre are no longerimportant, nor that justice be done.>> the wound cannot be healed. the pain and the memory alwaysremains in our hearts. >> the only thing that matters,he says, is telling his loved ones that in his memories, theywill live forever. >> what a terrible the last few weeks, the magazine had to retract itsarticle because of pressure from the date, no one knows how many bodies have been found.we will be back with more "aqui y ahora.">> when we return. >> i think all of us who makeour living with music dream of that moment.>> he wanted to be a soccer player, but ended up writingmusic for maluma, j balvin, and ricky martin.>>>> songwriter who writes above love but also sacrifice andstruggles. i traveled to colombia to learnabout his origins, and how kevyn cruz moreno has become asongwriter for many urban artists.♪ >> you may know him as thegolden pencil, or as keityn, his artistic name.among poverty, soccer and music. >> my childhood was good.we didnt have much but there was always food.lots of singers. >> he was born in colombia.when he was 10 years old his father abandoned him and thefamily had to move from one house to another, dealing withfinancial hardships. >> my mother was always a fighter. when my father went to spain,she raised three children by was very difficult. it was very difficult, but thatwas motivation for me. >> when he left, kevyn, myoldest, developed a disease that very was a very difficult time. >> lillian says it was a raredisorder that affects the hip and femur, causing the bone todie, and possibly never walking caused kevyn to abandon his first passion.>> i always thought soccer was more important than anything,even school. my dreams ended there.i had to stop walking for a while.>> is first doctor said he would not be able to walk.he would not be able to interact with his schoolmates.>> that is when his mother put a guitar in his hands.>> i began to appreciate music and like it from that qatar.>> -- that guitar. >> with therapy, kevyncontinued. >> it took many years, but heovercame it. >> but poverty continued to bean obstacle to his dreams. >> when you were in ninth grade,you had to leave school because you had to help the familyfinancially. >> yes.i had to bring money to the house.had to do a lot of things. i sold lyrics.50,000 pesos, 100,000 pesos. >> the equivalent of $13 to $ medellin, a music promoter heard from a friend about a newtalent. >> i thought it was the samething as always. everyone wants to show you yourmusic. but when he sent me that music,well, i heard something was inspired differently. >> in 2018, you met juan did your life change from that moment?>> completely. it changed my life 300%.i had the talent, but i didnt have the business part.that was juan. >> i said if you want to begreat, you have to be in medellin.i have to introduce you to all my contracts.>> the problem was kevyn did not have the resources he needed tomove. so juan had an idea.>> i built a studio in part of my house, the laundry room, andi brought him to medellin. we began to work together.>> four months letter, my first song got out.we began changing our lives for the better, mutually.>> he is not just your manager, he is your partner.>> and my friend. sometimes he is like a father,but he is my friend. >> in 2019, kevyn signed withsony, the largest music producer in the world.>> for me, it was a big thing, because i think all of us whomake a living from music dream of that moment.the first thing i did was buy my mother a house and a car, beforei bought anything for myself. >> for me, its the mostbeautiful house in the world. what matters isnt materialthings, but the emotional value. my sons dream to see his motherdoing ok. not going from one house toanother. >> with his guitar and histalent, kevyn accomplished another he has his own house with his dogs where he welcomed us.he says that he finds inspiration to continue writingthere. >> what does the success of"tusa" mean for you? ♪>> its the most awarded song in spanish.i still havent understood all of it yet.its a song i wrote at age 21. >> where do these lyrics, thesestories from your songs come from?>> i think that as a child, i wrote a lot.i mean, i dont know. i got my brain used to creatingstories. ♪>> meanwhile, many famous people stand in line to sing his songs.>> we cant schedule everybody. everybody wants to work withhim. >> i am very thankful.because not all songwriters have that opportunity.i think that i can work with everybody.that is what makes me different. i am not tied to a singleperformer. it could be a j balvin song or amaluma song. >> does it bother you when asinger changes your lyrics? >> no no no, not at all.i write songs without thinking of a performer.what a performer needs to do is add their own touch.i am aware of that, and that is fine.>> a few weeks ago he recorded with key martin, -- with rickymartin, whose next album is all songs written by kevyn.>> i never expected to meet somebody like ricky martin.>> while his career continues to rise, his partner keeps himfrom distractions. >> we dont like parties, wedont like drugs. so he can be guided.hes open to that. >> they have created a recordingstudio where they have surrounded themselves with youngtalent. >> you attribute your successto? >> to my mother is my biggest motivation.she would give us the food she had.>> i say he is the person i most admire in the world,because of his values, the type of person he is.>> that is the love of a mother. kevyn cruz would like to writefor canadian rapper drake, but he would also like to enter theenglish language market. he also has an important taskahead, to write a song dedicated to his, you very much for joining us.