Like many cemeteries in other countries, the handmade casket is in a vault above ground. Families often add their own taste of elaborate decorations and tiles to make each marker stand out and look unique.
Many of the cemeteries in the larger cities of Mexico are out of space. Therefore, when what are called burial rights expire, the remains will be dug up about 5 to 7 years after the original burial. At that time, the remains will be given to a family member in a black plastic bag. The family will then cremate the remains.
Sad, but true in the much more populated areas of Mexico.