Thursday, May 6, 2010

El Velorio Redux

Bet you didn't know Puerto Rico is at the cutting edge when it comes to wakes.  The funeral home is apparently under investigation now because embalmed bodies are supposed to be shown in caskets because they emit dangerous gasses.  Either way, I think this is a super interesting practice and says a lot about masculinity and the precarious nature of life for many young men in Puerto Rico. 

Francisco Oller would approve. 

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