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A corrido is written for the lost “Angels of Uvalde” as Latino artists begin crafting tributes

Through music and painting, artists have begun works to preserve the lives lost in the Robb Elementary School shooting. “We want them to be monumental,” one artist said. “Because those lives should’ve been monumental.”

Several mariachi musicians perform at the Town Square memorial where thousands of flowers, notes, toys and stuffed animals were placed in front of wooden crosses with the victim’s names on them in Uvalde on June 1, 2022.
Dozens of mariachi groups performed at a memorial set up for the 21 victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in the Uvalde Town Square on June 2, 2022.
Avel Ortiz, 55, puts the final touches on a window message in front of his business in Ulvade on May 29, 2022. Ortiz said he plans to work with several Texas artists to create murals of all 21 victims across town.

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