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For many Latinos, virus deaths loom over Day of the Dead


October 30, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she's putting her feelings into a letter.

Only Gume Salazar will never get to read it.

Instead, it's going on a table in Gomez's home in Arizona that's dedicated to her mother, who died of COVID-19. It will sit alongside fresh flowers and Salazar's blouse on Day of the Dead, a holiday that Salazar actually didn't care for much.

"I would think she would be OK with it," Gomez said. "She would see this as a way for me to heal."

Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, the annua...

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