Latin Americans Among Victims of #ParisAttacks

Nov 17, 2015
9:42 pm

As the names and faces of those who died last Friday in Paris begin to go public, several have connections to Latin America.

Michelli Gil Jáimez was killed at the La Belle Equipe restaurant. She was from Veracruz, Mexico. On Saturday, her cousin Felix José Gil Herrera shared the news about his cousin’s death on his public Facebook profile:

Familia y amigos, la embajada mexicana en Francia, nos confirmó que mi prima Michelli Gil Jaimez fué una de las víctimas…

Posted by Felix Jose Gil Herrera on Saturday, November 14, 2015

Family and friends, the Mexican Embassy in France confirmed to us that my cousin Michelli Gil Jaimez was one of the victims of the terrorist attack yesterday in Paris, where she lives. We ask that you raise a prayer for the eternal rest of her soul. Thanks to all for staying in touch. Our family will forever appreciate it!!

Three victims were from Chile:

According to El País, the 32-year-old Zschoche Valle “had been living in Paris with his wife for the past eight years, was among the victims killed at the Bataclan concert hall, during a concert by US group Eagles of Death Metal.”

Patricia San Martín also died at the Bataclan:

Elsa Veronique Delplace San Martín, Patricia San Martín’s daughter, was another victim of the Bataclan:

More from El País:

San Martín, who was born in Chile in 1954, was married to a French national, Michel Laplace, and had one daughter, Elsa, who was born in 1980. She migrated to France along with her family, who were members of the Chilean Communist Party (PCC), after dictator Augusto Pinochet came to power in 1973.

In addition, American victim Nohemi Gonzalez had dual Mexican citizenship, according to the BBC.

There are also reports that two Brazilians and one Mexican were injured in the attacks.