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(In)documentados: Dos notas sobre el desastre

in Americas by

I.
Llamada de Mario Alberto Ramírez Mendes a su novia en Calvillo, Aguascalientes, México
Walmart Supercenter Parking Lot, San Antonio, Texas, July 23rd, 2017

 

No hay

oxígeno.

No podemos

respirar.

Dile

a la familia

que la

quiero

mucho.

II.
La Prensa de Honduras: Sobre los 10 migrantes que fallecieron en “El Camión de la Muerte”
San Antonio, Texas, July 23rd, 2017

 

Dejaron sus países

en busca del sueño

americano y encontraron

la muerte.


(Un)documented: Two Records from the Disaster

I.
Call from Mario Alberto Ramírez Mendes to his girlfriend in Calvillo, Aguascalientes, México
Walmart Supercenter Parking Lot, San Antonio, Texas, July 23rd, 2017

There’s no

oxygen.

We can’t

breathe.

Tell

the family

 

I love them

very

much.

II.
La Prensa de Honduras: Concerning the 10 Migrants Who Died in “El Camión de la Muerte”
San Antonio, Texas, July 23rd, 2017

They left their countries

in search of the American

Dream and found

death.


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Migrants trapped in sweltering truck in Texas were ‘lying on the floor like meat,’ driver says [Los Angeles Times]
Driver Charged in Human Trafficking Deaths [Officer]

Abigail Carl-Klassen has been published in ZYZZYVA, Cimarron Review, Guernica, Aster(ix) and Post Road. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets 2015. She earned an MFA from the University of Texas El Paso’s Bilingual Creative Writing Program and taught at El Paso Community College and the University of Texas El Paso.

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