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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 4: The Border Issue

Slide 4: The Border Issue

After taking office in December 2006, President Felipe Calderon established a new force of 645 people to police Mexico's border, most of whom were deployed in Chiapas, to keep out Central Americans. Yet the southern border of Mexico is totally porous, and the main hardship for Central Americans making the trip north is not crossing the borders, but surviving once they get into Mexico.