EL PASO-- The holidays during the pandemic are filled with anxiety and heartache that extends to both sides of the border. In Juarez, the Castillo family is in mourning confronting the first Christmas without their patriarch. “He had this gift of helping others,” said Michell Castillo remembering her father.
In El Paso COVID-19 nearly claimed the Perez family matriarch. “We’re terrified,” said Jennifer Perez about the current deadly surge in cases. Her mother was sickened by COVID this summer.
“I almost died,” said Inocencia Perez.