Wednesday, June 09, 2004

American dreams

The NY Times has an article today about a Chinese immigrant who died on a construction site when a wall collapsed. Just two weeks ago, Angel Segovia, an immigrant from Ecuador died on a construction site when (an illegally built) balcony collapsed. The story reminds me of a book by Jimmy Breslin about the death of a Mexican immigrant on a construction site in Brooklyn: The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez. It seems that immigrants from many countries live and die such short sweet dreams...

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