Mexico artist who made clay migrants dead at 49

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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am

OAXACA, Mexico (AP) - Alejandro Santiago, a Mexican artist who filled the streets of his hometown with clay figures to represent the migrants who left for the United States, died Monday. He was 49.

Santiago died of a heart attack, said Emilio de Leo, the Oaxaca state culture director. De Leo said Santiago had diabetes for years.

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