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Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead

Politicians call for tale of what happened when country was conquered by Spain to become part of its cultural heritage.

Last Modified: 02 Nov 2013 11:44
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On the Day of the Dead, families in Mexico celebrate the spirits of their deceased loved ones.

As part of the haunted celebrations, a legend is also told throughout the country of what happened when Mexico was conquered by Spain.

This year politicians are pushing for the story of La Llorona or "the wailer" to become an official part of the country's cultural heritage.

Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports.

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