Posts in MEXICO
Asi es la vida--such is life in Mexico.

I've been in and out of Mexico recently, working with our field team on the ground. The stories I've come across in the short time since we started working here have been disturbing. Today, a lady came to us with tears streaming down her face, begging for help, since her two brothers had been kidnapped two days ago. The ransom is a million pesos (about $85,000). She recounted to us what had happened...

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Mexico Report: Hope Through Soccer

As I talked with our Latin America Director, José, about current and future projects one evening during my recent trip to Mexico, the phone rang, which wasn't uncommon for his bustling house. After he exchanged the usual pleasantries as is customary in Latin culture, I watched his countenance change and noticed a lump developing in his throat as he spoke. As he hung up the phone, he turned to me with tears welling up in his eyes and said, "A 26-year-old we pulled out of the drug trade a couple years ago just died." He paused in his grief for a moment and then added in choked words, "I'm so sick of burying kids," before he turned to walk out of the room.

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