Pan dulce and candies to honore the victims on violence in Juarez. (Krystle Holguin/

Relatives mourn victims of Juarez violence at Día de los Muertos remembrance

EL PASO – An altar with pan dulce, candles, and fruit baskets placed next to photos of the dead honored the victims of violence in Juarez on this year’s Día de Los Muertos remembrance. Early Friday afternoon, Nov. 2, a mother wept as she stared at the photo of her 15-year-old son, murdered in Juarez, Mexico, in drug-related violence. She said her son was shot at his own residence. About 30 other photos of persons who were killed or who suddenly disappeared were displayed on the altar

Laughter and sobs were heard as family members remembered their loved ones.