Over the past year, a record 2,000 migrants from Africa have drowned trying to reach Spain.
Many of these migrants make the journey in rickety vessels, not much bigger than canoes, that often don’t stand up to strong currents.
What happens, then, when their bodies wash ashore?
This is the story of Martín Zamora, a 61-year-old father of seven, who has committed himself to returning the bodies of drowned migrants to their families.
Guest: Nicholas Casey, the Madrid bureau chief for The New York Times.
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