Queen Esther's 'hijos'

Uncovering the history behind Israel’s growing wave of Latin American immigrants.

By LEIGH CUEN
November 27, 2014 14:33
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery

A model in festive costume at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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