Kansas City: Citizen Primitivo

Primitive Garcia was that folkloric figure, the bright-eyed young idealist who migrates to the U.S. and turns visions into realities. In the nine months following his arrival in Kansas City, Mo., the handsome young Mexican held a steady job as a shipping clerk, be came engaged, and helped his brother put down $500 on a three-room home for themselves, their mother and their 15-year-old sister.

Modest as it was, his life was probably beyond dreams he might have entertained as a boy in his native Chihuahua, where his parents and their ten children...

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