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The People's Funeral Parlor

, October 13, 2012

Finished coffins for the Funeraria del Pueblo (The People's Funeral Parlor) are pictured at a workshop in Tegucigalpa. Local authorities in Tegucigalpa are donating funerary services to poor families who would otherwise be unable to bury their loved ones properly. The funerary services provide staff, coffins, a vehicle to transport the bodies and various altars, curtains, cenotaphs and candles. The service includes undertakers, coffins, a vehicle to transport the bodies and various altars, curtains, cenotaphs and candles. Public Ministry spokesman Melvin Duarte explained that for a variety of reasons, many bodies were left unclaimed at local morgues, forcing authorities to bury them in mass graves in the hills around Tegucigalpa. Reuters/Jorge Cabrera




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