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Negotiating sovereign claims in Oaxacan post-mortem repatriation
Lars Ove Trans

consciousness among the migrant population in which, following the words of the consul, ‘they never forget that they are Mexicans and their dreams are to go back in one way or the other’. The message conveyed is that their identity and final loyalty remain unchanged even as the migrants integrate and assimilate themselves into US society – a view also reflected in the changes made to the Mexican Constitution to allow Mexican expatriates to retain their Mexican citizenship even as they gain a new citizenship in their country of residence. In practice, however, such sentiments

in Governing the dead