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Teen who died in Customs and Border Protection custody was on the floor for hours before anyone found him

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Details are showing how federal officials responded to a sick 16-year-old Guatemalan boy who eventually died.
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Guatemalan boy who died in federal custody was on floor for hours before anyone found him, video shows

Guatemalan boy who died in federal custody was on floor for hours before anyone found him, video shows

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A sick Guatemalan boy who died in government custody was lying on the floor for hours before someone found him dead, a video first obtained by ProPublica shows .
The boy, identified by a US Customs and Border Protection official as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, 16, died on May 20 at a Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas, days after he crossed into the US and was apprehended by immigration officials, CBP said.
Surveillance video of a holding cell at the Weslaco facility first obtained by ProPublica and published on Thursday show the last moments of the boy's life. ProPublica...
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Doctors Condemn CBP Over 'Extreme Medical Neglect' After Video Shows Sick Teenager Was Left Lying on Floor for Hours Before Being Found Dead

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"I found it really distressing to see a child who has treatable illness, a preventable illness, suffering," said Dr. Marie DeLuca, an emergency physician from New York City.
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