Why are more Haitian women dying in migrant boat tragedies?

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.


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