The Salvadoran castaway who says he survived more than a year at sea had a tearful meeting with the family of his shipmate who did not make it home.
Jose Salvador Alvarenga traveled from his homeland to neighboring Mexico to speak with the parents and siblings of the late Ezequiel Cordova, 24.
They welcomed the visitor on Saturday with tearful hugs. And they all met for three hours privately.
"This gives me some peace, because in my dreams, he asked me to speak with his mother," said Alvarenga, 37, choking back tears. (AFP)