A New York Times story
offered a personal look at Autobuses los Paisanos
in downtown Denver, where buses ferry a largely immigrant clientele to El Paso and back.
The $65 bus to
Mexico rolled into a parking lot here recently, belching exhaust into the Colorado night as a river of people -- crying, kissing -- thrust belongings into the belly of the vehicle and climbed aboard.
Frank Torres, 64, a driver in black slacks, descended from his perch above it all.
"This is true drama," he said, surveying the scene. A boy wailed to his left. Travelers burdened by packages passed on his right. Mr. Torres, snacking on a coconut Popsicle, took a meaty bite. "Separation. You see a lot of that. The mother leaving her child. The child leaving the mother. This is how it goes."
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