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Credit: 
© 2002 Aimee Centivany, Courtesy of Photoshare
Photographer: 
Aimee Centivany
Location: 
Guatemala City
Guatemala
GT
Date taken: 
December 31, 2002
Project: 
Known Person: 

Caption

El Mezquitzal, a typical poor, urban community in Guatemala City. The poorest of the poor in Guatemala migrate to the capital city, settling in the space remaining, often at the bottom of the ravines. These sites are usually left open, having been previously abandoned due to the dangers of water run-off, erosion, and landslides. These areas are literally swept clean of human settlement each year during the rainy season, only to be resettled by incoming migrants following the rains. This photo was taken in early June of 2002, just before the start of the rainy season.

History of Use

Organization Media Type Title
CDC-Centers For Disease Control and Prevention Display CDC Visitor Center, Introductory Display Wall, May 2005
Population Institute Other State of the World Population Report: Poverty Shifting from Rural to Urban Areas, July 2007
Population Institute Annual Report Human Numbers Game: Trend or Illusion?, April 2003
JHU Center for Communication Programs Other Population Reports: Meeting the Urban Challenge, M-16, March 2003
JHU Center for Communication Programs Other Population Reports: Meeting the Urban Challenge, M-16, March 2003