[Marxism] Immigrant dies after racist beating

Sky Keyes-Vogt skeyesvogt at gmail.com
Sun Dec 14 08:28:10 MST 2008

*Immigrant dies after racist beating*
NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- An immigrant from Ecuador has died, days after he
was attacked in what appeared to be a racist hate crime in New York,
relatives said Saturday.

Jose O. Sucuzhanay had been declared brain-dead Tuesday, The New York Times
reported. A spokesman for his family, Francisco Moya, said his mother was
traveling from Ecuador to see her son when Sucuzhanay died Friday night a
Elmhurst General Hospital in Queens.

Sucuzhanay and his brother, Romel, were attacked Dec. 6 near his real estate
the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Romel told police they were walking
home from a bar when three men wielding baseball bats jumped out of a sport
utility vehicle.

The men yelled slurs against Hispanics and gays, Romel, who escaped without
serious injury, said.

"We're going on now a week with no news about his attackers or his killers,"
Moya said. "It's deeply disturbing."

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