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Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality

Posted March 27, 2009 to photo album "Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality"

Slide 1: The world of Sin Nombre
Slide 2: The State of Mexico
Slide 3: Between the USA and Central America
Slide 4: The Border Issue
Slide 5: "A very big monster"
Slide 6: Fighting Back
Slide 7: No Place to Go
Slide 8: The Fate of the Poor
Slide 9: A History of Poverty
Slide 10: A History of Violence
Slide 11: Honduras and Others
Slide 12: Gang Violence
Slide 13: More Gang Violence
Slide 14: A Cycle of Violence
Slide 15: Empty Mexican Towns
Slide 16: What Their Eyes Have Seen
Slide 2: The State of Mexico

Slide 2: The State of Mexico

San Diego Minutemen protest in San Marcos in Southern California.

As the Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz once famously declared, "Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the United States."

For today's migrants, like Sayra, a riff on that famous quote might be, "Poor Central American, so far from the United States so close to Mexico."