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departing their homeland headed for Trinidad and Tobago the mother eight months pregnant seen here showing off her belly on Instagram and playing with her daughter , faced some risky choices give birth in Venezuela were newborns are dying at alarming rates or board a crowded smuggler's boat bound for Trinidad a similar bow to one that just a few weeks earlier in April went down leaving twenty seven people missing but the nineteen year old hairdresser was determined and on may sixteenth she and the kids packed into a boat along with thirty one others here a photo of that boat with its desperate passengers on board but by star though her children and the rest of the migrants never made it to Trinidad and no wreckage was found now the families of those who disappeared are demanding answers someone will look for the for the are at the Coast Guard %HESITATION testing because the authorities have not been supportive enough in the search nor to giving us answers the disappearance of that boat underscores the dangerous links Venezuelans are willing to go to in an attempt to escape their homeland about four million people have fled to the south American country in just the last five years and while the vast majority have trouble to neighboring Colombia and Brazil they're increasingly taking to the sea in rickety boats headed to nearby carribean islands like Trinidad which has been a particular magnet as one of the wealthiest islands in the region but back in Venezuela the start of the family is still looking for answers her mother says she no longer sleeps and sky our social media for clues , well bust out of those nine year old sibling Iran son says she thinks her big sister is still alive and all she wants for her birthday in July is to have her back