Los Paisanos: The Denver bus that binds two worlds

If you’ve walked this block of Broadway, you know that it looks very different at night. Dozens of people linger waiting to board Autobuses los Paisanos.

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If you’ve walked this block of Broadway, you know that it looks very different at night. Dozens of people linger waiting to board Autobuses los Paisanos. Julie Turkewitz of the New York Times has the story

The bus takes Coloradans to El Paso for $65, and in doing so, showcases a split life many of us never see:

Ms. Perez said she came to the United States 38 years ago. “I worked in the fields. Onions, vegetables, potatoes. I worked so many years that I can barely walk or hold a thing,” she laughed, hobbling forward with a cane. “But I am happy now, because my children are fulfilled, my grandchildren are on the right path.”

Five of her children live in Colorado, she said. Two live in Mexico. And so twice a year she makes the 36-hour bus journey to her home city of Durango, risking bus robberies or worse for a chance to see her family.

Go read the whole thing here.

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