Shocking video raises questions of care for the dead in Mexico

Dallas Morning News, 10/28/2012

The immortal lyrics — Beloved Mexico, if I die far from you, say I’m asleep and bring me back— are the closest thing to a national anthem for immigrants heading north. They say much about the romantic aspiration of migrants to be buried in their homeland.

But the appearance of a shocking video, showing long-entombed remains being crudely discarded at a local cemetery here, has some in this central Mexico town cringing at the sentiment expressed in the lyrics.

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