Alamboch, Guatemala (AP)—
White flowers and flashing candles sit on a short table in a simple wooden house in remote rural Guatemala.
There is a pair of leather boots nearby. The size is 8-year-old.
Attached to the wall were three pictures, alternating with a smile and seriousness, writing a simple cemetery for the boy commemorating the temporary altar: "Felipe Gomez Alonso. Died Dec.
2018 kilometers in New Mexico.
"On Christmas Eve, Felipe became the second child to die in the United States this month. S.
Detention center near the Mexican border
The deaths sparked widespread criticism of President Donald Trump, who tried to shift responsibility to the Democratic Party, despite his homeland security minister's vow to make additional health for detained immigrant children
In the village of the yarramboqiaoqi boy in western Guatemala, the political aftermath of the United States seems to be a distant world, with only deep sorrow for his death.
Relatives said they did not know such a tragedy would happen.
They haven't heard of America either. S.
The policy that led to the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents earlier this year.
"We don't have TV.
"We don't have a radio," Felipe's sister, Catalina Gomez, said Saturday . ".
"We didn't know what happened before.
Hamlet sits on a plain surrounded by spectacular pine trees.
The covered mountains, a place of extreme poverty and lack of opportunity, are home to a small school, and are dirt roads that are impassable during the rainy season, it is also crude water or electricity without insulation, proper floor.
The community lives in families who fled to Mexico during Guatemala's bloodiest years of 1960 --
1996 civil war, but returned after the signing of the peace agreement.
Without work, people live on meager farming and local business.
Residents say the government of Guatemala has turned a blind eye to their plight and can hear such complaints in other poor villages in the country.
Felipe's sister, Carina Na, said that in recent years, "everyone has started to travel to the United States," so much that a program to promote education in a place funded with the help of Sweden has been abandoned, because no more young people actually go to class.
It was extreme poverty and lack of opportunity that prompted Agustin Gomez, the father of Felipe, to decide that he and the boy would travel to the United States.
Others from the community have been able to cross the United States. S.
He thought they would have the same luck.
Felipe was chosen for being the eldest son.
No one thought the trip would be dangerous.
Catarina Alonzo, the boy's mother, said: "I didn't think of this because several families have left and they have succeeded . " When her stepdaughter was translated into Spanish, she spoke in the local Chuj language.
According to family members, Felipe was in good health when he left.
His last conversation with his mother was the day before they were detained by border agents.
Felipe told her that he was in good health and had eaten chicken, and that next time they talked, they would go through the American phone.
Instead, the phone call on Christmas day was from her husband, who said Felipe had died the day before.
The two men were arrested a week ago, December.
According to border officials, Highway 18 is located near the Beidou bridge connecting El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico.
The father and son were held at the treatment center of the bridge, followed by the Border Patrol station in El Paso, which was then transferred on December.
A facility of 23 to Alamo, New Mexico, about 90 miles (145 kilometers)away.
After a special worker discovered Felipe's cough, his father and son were taken to hospital in Alamo, where Felipe was found to have a condition of 103-degree fever (39.
4 degrees Celsius)
According to US media reports, Felipe was observed for 90 minutes. S.
Customs and Border Protection agencies, who prescribed amoxicillin and ibuprofen before release.
But a few hours later, the boy got sick and was admitted to the hospital on Christmas Eve.
He died just before midnight.
Authorities in New Mexico said late Thursday that an autopsy showed Felipe had the flu, but more tests were needed before the cause of death was determined.
Another 7-year-old child from Guatemalayear-
In December, old Kalin died. 8 in El Paso.
According to officials, she has signs of infection, a potentially fatal disease.
On Saturday, Trump claimed that Felipe and Jaklin were "very ill" before arriving at the border, although both young migrants passed a preliminary health check-up by the Border Patrol.
Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin mcalinan said last week that the agency had not had children killed in custody for more than a decade before this month.
On Sunday, he called for a "multifaceted solution" to the immigration issue, which includes not only better border security and new immigration laws, but also more assistance to Central American countries where migrants fled.
It refers to the United States. S.
Promised $5 earlier this month.
8 billion in development assistance to Central America, what McAleenan calls "a major progress.
"Central America has a budding in security and economic progress.
"We need to promote this and help improve the chances of staying at home," he said on abc TV . ".
"Outside the Gomes family home in yarramboochi, women wear lavender skirts with intricate patterns and typical Guatemala aboriginal costumes.
Colorful tapestries hang on the clothesline above the muddy yard.
A work of art on the door of Felipe.
One is to render blue balloons with green lines;
Another white horse skips the fence under the yellow sun and orange sky.
Among the villagers who mourn the death of Felipe, his 7-year-
My old friend Kevin.
Two days before Felipe and his father left, the two boys quarreled.
"They cried because they had a fight," said Felipe's sister Katarina . ".
When Kevin came back to look for his friend, he had already gone to the United States.
Kevin now knows that Felipe is dead, the family said.
Catarina Alonzo tried to hold back her tears, saying her son promised before leaving that he would try to send the money home when he grew up.
Felipe also wants to buy her a cell phone so she can see his picture from a distance.
Now she only wants two things: Felipe's body to be returned and buried as soon as possible, and her husband can stay in the United States to settle the debt and support their other children.
The consulate in Phoenix of Guatemala said Agustin Gomez was granted humanitarian permission to stay in the United States for the time being.
Felipe's body is expected to be shipped back to Guatemala around the middle of the year. January.
The Associated Press writer Norman businessman in Houston, Zeke Miller in Washington and Colleen Dragon contributed to the report.