Why are more Haitian women dying in migrant boat tragedies? An expert has an answer

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — Nearly all of the dead victims recovered from a Miami-bound migrant boat that overturned Sunday in the Bahamas were women, the second time in two months that an overwhelming number of Haitian women have lost their lives in a vessel that capsized. Of the 17 bodies recovered by Bahamian authorities so far, only one was a man. Fifteen were women and another was a young girl. Twenty-five people had been rescued as of Monday afternoon. On Monday the Bahamian government continued with a search and recovery operation and announced the arrest of a third suspect in the migrant tragedy, which ha…

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