‘Está Perdido’

The Crisis in Rural Mexico

Agapito stands in a field under the glare of the noon sun in Tlaquiltenango, Morelos, taking a break to talk about his life in el campo. Behind him, men are harvesting jicama. They toss the jicama—a white, slightly sweet root vegetable—into wicker baskets, which they then hoist over their heads. Running to a nearby...

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About the Author

Joseph Sorrentino is a freelance writer and photographer currently living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.