Mexican families hold funerals for migrants who died in Texas trailer tragedy

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By Tamara Corro and Jose Cortes San Marcos Atexquilapan, Mexico (Reuters) – In small towns in eastern and western Mexico, hundreds of mourners gathered in the predawn hours on Thursday to hold the first funerals for migrants who died last month while being smuggled in a suffocating trailer in San Antonio, Texas. More than 50 people perished in the incident, which was the deadliest human smuggling tragedy in the United States on record. In the small town of Atexquilapan in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, more than one hundred mourners packed together to pray for three teenage victims: br…

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