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Visibles: For Alejandro Urrutia, Life Should Be Lived “Intensely”

Alejandro Urrutia

As a young medical student in Mexico, Alejandro Urrutia dreamed of a more fair country. He joined the student protest movement of 1968. But he didn’t expect that standing up for what he thought was right would force him to make a life-altering decision.

Encuentra el cuento de Alejandro Urrutia en español aquí.

Urrutia has lived in New Hampshire since the late 80s and is an immigrant rights activist. Ever since he started a life here in the United States, he says he doesn’t take a day for granted.

“I think the important thing about life isn’t how long you live, but living with a purpose,” he says.

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Visibles: For Alejandro Urrutia, Life Should Be Lived “Intensely”

Gabriela Lozada is a Report for America corps member. Her focus is on Latinx community with original reporting done in Spanish for ¿Qué hay de Nuevo NH?.

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