Instead of enjoying the turquoise seas and white sands at one of Mexico's top beach resorts, Valerii Gorpenko mostly stays in his hotel, scouring social media for word of his elderly father, who is missing in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
Stranded on vacation on Mexico's Caribbean coast when Russia invaded Ukraine, Gorpenko, 47, has now spent more than three weeks without hearing from the 72-year-old Vladimir Gorpenko.
He does know that bombs and shelling have destroyed much of Mariupol, once a city of 400,000 people, thousands of whom . . .