YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala | Guatemala village mourns 2nd child to die in US custody

YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala | Guatemala village mourns 2nd child to die in US custody

YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala — White flowers and flickering candles sat atop a low table inside the simple wooden home in remote, rural Guatemala. Nearby was a small pair of rubber boots, sized to fit an 8-year-old.

Taped to the wall were three photos, alternately smiling and serious, bearing a simple epitaph for the boy whose memory the makeshift altar honored: “Felipe Gomez Alonzo. Died Dec. 24 2018 in New Mexico, United States.”

On Christmas Eve, Felipe became the second Guatemalan child this month to die while in U.S.

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