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Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old aspiring industrial designer, ventured to Paris as a student at California State University, Long Beach on a study-abroad program. She lost her cellphone, so one day in November 2015 she let her mother Beatriz know she was well with a message on Facebook: “Mommy.” 

Beatriz responded with, “Mimi,” her daughter’s nickname. “We had this bond,” Beatriz said. “Sending me just a single word — I understood that she was okay, she was good. By me answering, ‘Mimi,’ I was saying, ‘I’m here, whatever you need.”

Two days after that message exchange, Nohemi died in a hail of bullets

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First Published: Feb 20 2023 | 11:43 PM IST

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