Lifestyle & Belief

Poor Mexico

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Maria Rufina Suarez sits outside her home in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, listening to the benefits of registering with the government's "anti-hunger crusade" program.

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Keith Dannemiller

TLAXCALA, Mexico — It may be the fattest of the world's major countries, but with 45.5 percent poverty, millions of Mexicans struggle to eat. GlobalPost visits one state the government is targeting with an anti-hunger campaign.

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    Despite Mexico's much talked about middle-class moment, nearly half of its 118 million people live below the poverty line.

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    John Moore

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    Inside the home of Eduarda Espinoza in her village of Temalacuyan, Mexico, where locals have long emigrated both to the United States and other Mexican locations.

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    Keith Dannemiller

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    Eduarda Espinoza is a participant in the Crusade's programs in her village of Temalacayucan.

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    Keith Dannemiller

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    Women line up for subsidized groceries in El Carmen Tequexquitla.

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    Keith Dannemiller

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    Maria Rufina Suarez sits outside her home in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico, listening to the benefits of registering with the government's "anti-hunger crusade" program.

    Credit:

    Keith Dannemiller

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    Emilio Hernandez inside his thatched hut in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico.

    Credit:

    Keith Dannemiller