For the last 20 years, a small town on Long Island, New York has been the destination for immigrants from another small town in Ecuador. It has become a 3,000 mile bridge between two communities.

Last year though, that bridge caught fire after one of the immigrants Marcelo Lucero, was stabbed to death in the street. Reporter Charles Lane investigated the incident earlier this year and found that the immigrants were routinely attacked by gangs of white youths. Seven teens are currently waiting trail for the murder and other attacks.

For the last year, Charles has been following the story of the Ecuadorians living in Patchogue. In the past months, he explored why people traded their native Gualaceo for Patchogue and what happened once they did. The story took him all the way to, Equador.

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