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The Forgotten Americans
A Colonia Experience

Take a ride in a mysterious taxi to the colonias.


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You walk up to the house, say hello and ask the family where you are.

"You are in one of the poorest colonias around," a 16-year-old guy responds.

You tell him you have come a long way and are curious about this place. You ask him if you are still in the United States?

"Yes," he replies. "But in many ways this place has been forgotten by the rest of the country. Many people don’t even know that these neighborhoods exist."

"Would you like a tour?" he asks.

You tell him you do and he asks what you want to see first.

Colonia home along the Texas-Mexican border.

You reply.

    1. "The neighborhood."
    2. "Inside of your home."

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