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George H. Rosen

The message of Mexico's calaveras

By George H. Rosen
April 13, 2008

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IN THE MIDST of America's anti-immigration frenzy, it was encouraging that this year's trophy for the "Most Spectacular" float in the Rose Bowl parade went to a troupe of immense, grinning skeletons. The predominantly Mexican-American city of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., chose to honor the Día de los Muertos, Mexico's "Day of the Dead" festival, with a float of calaveras, ... (Full article: 708 words)

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