• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil to Send Dental Records to Help Identify New Orleans Victim

The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations informed that the United States government asked the family of Benilda Caixeta Daniels to send her dental X-rays to help in the identification of a corpse that might be hers.

Daniels, aged 57, has been missing since the passage of hurricane Katrina through the city of New Orleans, where she lived alone in an apartment.


According to the director of the Department of Brazilian Communities Abroad, ambassador Manoel Gomes Pereira, Daniels, who is a quadriplegic, spoke with her family for the last time on August 29 and said that she was unable to leave the apartment. The Ministry received word that a body had been discovered in the apartment.


The ambassador said that the Brazilian government requested the case be handled expeditiously. “Through the consulate in Houston, we asked the US government to identify the body as quickly as possible. We don’t know whether the corpse is Benilda’s,” he affirmed.


An official Brazilian mission left Monday, September 12, for the city of Baton Rouge, capital of the state of Louisiana, in the U.S., to accompany this case and those of other missing Brazilians.


According to the ambassador, there are no Brazilians on the list of fatalities, “but, with the number of victims, the possibility cannot be ruled out.” He added that it is not possible to calculate the number of Brazilians affected by the passage of the hurricane through the southern United States, since the number of illegal immigrants in the country is substantial.


Of the 100 requests to locate missing Brazilians, the Brazilian consulate has already found 78. According to the Ministry’s estimates, there are around 1.3 million Brazilians living in the United States.


Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil’s Embraer Closes US$ 2.7 Bi, 100-Planes Deal with China

Embraer, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, announced Wednesday, August 30, the sale to China of ...

Brazilian restaurant

Living in Brazil Has Become Cheaper for Foreigners

Brazil's São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have dropped significantly in the ranking of ...

Green Acres

Green Acres Despite the lack of infrastructure, Brazil has some of the world’s best ...

Brazil Adds 4 Million US-made Female Condoms to Its AIDS-fighting Arsenal

The Brazilian Ministry of Health has ordered 4 million FC Female Condom from Chicago-based ...

Brazil: A Tale of Two Lulas

Brazil’s financial team has been reeling. And last week, President Lula took his team ...

Brazil’s Petrobras Keeps Mum on Bolivia Crisis

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras informed that does not usually comment on the domestic political ...

Cover of January 2007 issue of National Geographic Magazine

Saving the Planet Is the World’s Duty. Not Brazil’s Alone

The January 7 issue of National Geographic features the Amazon as its cover story. ...

Carnaval Capers

Over 40,000 members of the security forces are patrolling the streets of Rio this ...

Lounging to the Sounds of Brazil

Bossa Nova Lounge, a two-part collection is a selection of rare tracks with songs ...

Brazil’s Petrobras Posts Record Profit of US$ 11 Billion for First 9 Months

Brazilian state-controlled oil multinational Petrobras's profit in the first nine months of 2008, of ...