Óscar Ramírez and Angie Valeria
Javier Jara and Yahir Durán wrote Rio Bravo as a tribute to the father and his 23 month old daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande trying to make it to the United States from El Salvador in 2019. A tragic photo of the pair face down in the river with their arms around each other made front page news in most major media outlets. It served as a reminder of the great human cost and danger immigrants face throughout their journeys.
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