Pandemic portraits: The Latino experience

Kevin and Nidia Campos hold the boots of the late Sergio Ayala.
Kevin and Nidia Campos, owners of Pestcal Exterminators, hold the boots of Sergio Ayala, brother of Nidia and a longtime employee of the North Hollywood company. Ayala died of COVID-19 on Jan. 3.
(Nick Agro / For The Times)

This three-part series examines how the pandemic has affected Latinos from all walks of life. It has attacked their families, their health as well as their financial well-being. The impacts will be felt for generations, and have implications for all Californians.

Rosa Cardenas built a successful garment business with a first-grade education. The family’s progress is now threatened by the pandemic.


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Writer: Alejandra Reyes-Velarde
Editor: Cindy Chang
Digital Production: David Carrillo Peñaloza
Photographers: Nick Agro, Christina House, Luis Sinco
Copy Editor: Angela Jamison
Audience Engagement: Mary Kate Metivier, Javier Panzar