About America

Born: April 22, 2005

My name is America and I live in Mexico. Mexico is a beautiful and diverse country but my community has suffered for decades from unrest and deep poverty. My father was abusive to my mother, so we left and now live with my grandmother. My mother is doing her best, but we are facing hard times. I artistic things like crafts and decorating. I am a good student but struggle in Spanish class. I don’t like to do the dishes at home.

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Juárez, Mexico

Once regarded as the most dangerous city in the world Juarez, Mexico sits just across the Rio Grande River. It is hard not to notice the stark contrast of wealth in the US and poverty in this wind-swept valley… or opportunity and despair. The Colonias inhabitants are comprised of the elderly, families, and widows with their children who came here to escape the crime of the city with hopes to find work at a local factory for mere dollars a day. Hope for a better life seems at their fingertips but never quite in reach due to the lack of opportunity and cost of living.