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Poverty In Mexico, The Roots Of López Obrador​'s Victory

The bulk of Mexico's 122 million people remain mired in poverty, and with little chance to escape it. Even the middle classes struggle to be upwardly mobile. Food for thought, for incoming Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Oaxaca, Mexico, Aug. 30, 2017
Oaxaca, Mexico, Aug. 30, 2017
Fernando Chávez

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador stormed to victory in Mexico's presidential election on Sunday after a campaign largely driven by the leftist-populist candidate's calls for greater social justice and an end to corruption by the political elite. López Obrador, widely known as AMLO, called Sunday night for unity and pledged to govern "for the good of all, the poor first" and show a "special preference for the humble and most forgotten." In the days before the election, Fernando Chávez took a deeper look at poverty and social mobility in Mexico:

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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