He built a life in the United States. In death, he chose Mexico

Rosario Tovar Barraza, center, with sons Alex, Gerardo and Armando, at the funeral for her husband, Jesus Tovar Sanchez, near Guadalajara, Mexico.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

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Leila Miller is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Before joining the newspaper in 2018, she was a reporting fellow at PBS’s “Frontline.” Originally from Los Angeles, Miller is a graduate of Oberlin College and Columbia University’s School of Journalism. She is fluent in Spanish.