Women's colony in Jalapa, Mexico. Photo by Conrad Fox.
Women's colony in Jalapa, Mexico. Photo by Conrad Fox.
Women's Colony
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On the outskirts of Jalapa, Mexico there are about a hundred families who live in a squatters’ settlement on unused government land and eke an existence without men around. They are all households headed by women because their husbands have left them to go work in the United States. The government was going to send the police in to kick them off the land, but a local politician got involved, legislation was passed, and now the women can stay on the land and even purchase their lots. Conrad Fox reports.
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