Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) begins Thursday, November 1, 2012, and ends Friday, November 2, 2012.

Since Dia de los Muertos in 1994, the year that Operation Gatekeeper tightened border security and diverted migrants to remote and dangerous areas, artists and activists have been hanging art on the border fence as a way of honoring the men, women and children who lost their lives on their way to the U.S.

These two images were taken at the U.S.-Mexico Border in Mexicali B.C. Mexico and Calexico, CA. The pictures were taken on November 10, 2009 and uploaded to Flickr by Sergio Apolinar.

US-Mexico Border day of the dead 2 "Dia del muerto"

Watch the short video below to learn more about Dia de Los Muertos. And To learn more about how border towns honor fallen migrants read Luis Alonso Perez’s 2006 piece published in La Prensa San Diego.

Read this online at http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/10/border_towns_honor_fallen_migrants_on_day_of_the_dead.html

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