Priest Tends to Mexico City's Dump Dwellers

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Nearly 50 percent of the people who live in Mexico live in poverty. In Mexico City, a garbage dump is a source of livelihood for some residents. Amid violence and sexual assaults, the residents have one saving grace: a 70-year-old priest who finds his own spiritual refuge within his parishioners' desperate and dangerous lives.

(For information on Father Roberto Guevara's work, contact Sergio Arroyo Cabrera at



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