Everywhere, Hundreds Of Thousands
Mexico is trapped in a horrifying process of social breakup of which children, the largest segment of the population (35% are under 14), are in the long run, the most vulnerable victims. According to UNESCO, Mexico is the country with the worst income distribution in Latin America; a country with great natural and cultural richness, where more than a half of the population is immerse in poverty. Each year, more than half a million Mexicans, prey of despair, leave their hometowns in search of better opportunities beyond the Northern border. Those who remain here must fight in many ways in order to survive. Child labor is a consequence of this social crisis. In the countryside, as well as in the cities, thousands of children must work for a living. In Mexico are more than 3 million of worker children. Approximately 10% of them works in the state of Jalisco.