Black pallbearers, a racially charged Lima tradition

  • by: FRANKLIN BRICENO , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 19, 2013 - 7:05 AM

LIMA, Peru — Elegant in tuxedos and white gloves, the six black pallbearers silently and gracefully remove the mahogany coffin bearing a Lima tire magnate from his mansion. They slide it into the Cadillac hearse that will parade Jorge Reyna's body through the Chorrillos district where he was once mayor.

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