The Children of the Street (15/28)
Juan Carlos Figueroa spends his nights on a corner in Gautemala City's Zone 8. In his cupped hand he holds a ball of cloth soaked with paint thinner for huffing. Many of "los niños de la calle,"--the children of the streets--are addicted to paint thinner, soaking balls of cloth with it and holding the toxic rags to their mouths. The children and young adults prefer solvent to glue because it is cheaper and helps them forget their hunger pains and cold. Carlos Toledo, director...more »
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