When Lucy Genao and her group of mothers with missing children began excavating a barren field on the outskirts of Colinas de Santa Fe, Veracruz last year, they didn’t expect to find the what some call the largest mass grave in Mexico. Most of the women had never dug a garden in their backyards, let alone exhumed a body. So far, they’ve found 287 bodies. NPR's Latino USA joins the mothers of Veracruz as they prepare to search for a new suspected gravesite.
"In biographies and profiles, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is often followed by, 'the first Latina' or 'the first Cuban American' in Congress.
Ros-Lehtinen has always embraced the descriptions tagged to her name, but as she exits Congress, she goes out as a Latina who has stayed close to her community while keeping herself from being pigeonholed." Via NBC News