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Monday, June 11, 2007

Grave matters

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Conway is the dateline and the new Mexican consulate in Little Rock figures prominently in a NY Times article about the rise of a cottage industry -- repatriation of the bodies of Mexicans and other immigrants who die in the U.S. It centers on a worker killed in a car wreck.

Brown Christian Funeral Service in Little Rock is mentioned for its "Hispanic package."

Typically, the cheapest “Hispanic Package” at Brown Christian Funeral Services in Little Rock, which includes pickup, embalming, dressing, a $660 coffin, the shipping container and airfare, costs $3,444. The funeral home offers a discounted package for those who are subsidized by the consulate. But during holidays, when the airlines are full, it costs an additional $688 for airfare.

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