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Youth in Ciudad Juarez(122 images)

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  • Denise and her boyfriend hang out at a house party.
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  • Teenagers watch television and drink beer at a friend's house in the Diaz Ordaz colonia.
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  • Noveno's get stoned and drunk at a friend's house. The Noveno's have suffered three murders in the last year because of conflicts between rival gangs who were extorting and robbing in their neighborhood. Most of the gang never made it to middle school because the cost of tuition was too high.
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  • Fish soup.
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  • Many homes are abandoned, as hundreds of thousands have fled the city due to violence and lack of jobs. The developments were build by tycoons who were responsible for bringing the factories to the region while they were in government office. They purchased thousands of hectares of land anticipating the industrial expansion. Low wages and expensive transit costs have made these communities very isolated from the rest of the city infrastructure. The region is now mostly controlled by the Sinaloa cartel.
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  • A family decorated their home in this predominately factory worker neighborhood on the fringes of the city. Many homes are abandoned, as hundreds of thousands have fled the city due to violence and lack of jobs. The developments were build by tycoons who were responsible for bringing the factories to the region while they were in government office. They purchased thousands of hectares of land anticipating the industrial expansion. Low wages and expensive transit costs have made these communities very isolated from the rest of the city infrastructure. The region is now mostly controlled by the Sinaloa cartel.
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  • Denise watches lights go by outside the back window of a van. Her family is from Mexico City and moved to Juarez because of domestic violence in the family. Now the family has considered returning because of violence in Juarez.
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  • A family decorated their home in this predominately factory worker neighborhood on the fringes of the city. Many homes are abandoned, as hundreds of thousands have fled the city due to violence and lack of jobs. The developments were build by tycoons who were responsible for bringing the factories to the region while they were in government office. They purchased thousands of hectares of land anticipating the industrial expansion. Low wages and expensive transit costs have made these communities very isolated from the rest of the city infrastructure. The region is now mostly controlled by the Sinaloa cartel.
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  • A family decorated their home in this predominately factory worker neighborhood on the fringes of the city. Many homes are abandoned, as hundreds of thousands have fled the city due to violence and lack of jobs. The developments were build by tycoons who were responsible for bringing the factories to the region while they were in government office. They purchased thousands of hectares of land anticipating the industrial expansion. Low wages and expensive transit costs have made these communities very isolated from the rest of the city infrastructure. The region is now mostly controlled by the Sinaloa cartel.
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  • A maquiladora worker family has dinner at their home.
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  • "Pollo" heads off to work at 5 am to catch a bus to the factory.
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  • A view of the Diaz Ordaz colonia, one of the most impoverished areas of Ciudad Juarez, during a dust storm.
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  • Personnel carriers line up to pick up workers for the first shift of the day in Ciudad Juarez.
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  • A view of the Diaz Ordaz colonia, one of the most impoverished areas of Ciudad Juarez, during a dust storm.
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  • "Pollo" catches the bus to work in the maquila where he earns about 50 USD per day.
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  • Lidia's childrean watch television while waiting for her to get off of work.
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  • Lidia's childrean watch television while waiting for her to get off of work.
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  • Family photos at Lidia's house.
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  • Awards the children won.
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  • A view of the Diaz Ordaz colonia, one of the most impoverished areas of Ciudad Juarez, during a dust storm.
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  • Liz, 18, tries to keep her baby girl warm at her parents house in Ciudad Juarez.
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  • A view of Ciudad Juarez during a dust storm.
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  • Bystanders watch police work a crime scene in Ciudad Juarez.
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  • Youth, primarily of the gang "Los Noveno" hang out in a soccer field in the Diaz Ordaz colonia, one of the poorest communities of Ciudad Juarez. Within the last two months one of their members was murdered.
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  • Youth, primarily of the gang "Los Noveno" hang out in a soccer field in the Diaz Ordaz colonia, one of the poorest communities of Ciudad Juarez. Within the last two months one of their members was murdered.
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