In July, the remains of nearly 250 migrant workers were repatriated to Mexico City. Two grieving families share their stories and lossText and photographs by Alejandra RajalOn Saturday 11 July, a plane arrived in Mexico City with the remains of nearly 250 Mexican migrant workers who had died of Covid-19 in the US. A solemn ceremony was held with the participation of the consul general for New York, Jorge Islas López, who had helped organise the repatriation flight. Continue reading...
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