el mezon
el mezon
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el mezon
el mezonEl Mezon is a rehab just in name as these men are not there on their own free will. Living in cramped and damp conditions, they're part of hundreds more that were evicted Spring 2015 from the 'Bordo', an area located close to the American border in the Tijuana river canal that they had called home after years of living on the fringes of society. They're now held in various retention centers, unable to leave and surviving off very meager rations. This stems from a decision by the regional government to sweep a social problem under the rug and 'clean up' an area which is the first place tourists see as they cross the border. Very few people know what actually happened to these men, and even fewer care to find out. This is not just a Mexican issue, it's an American one as well, as many of them were deported after living most of their lives in the United States working real jobs of all sorts. For some, Spanish isn't even their first language, it's English. These men are left with nothing, no family and no support system. They now find themselves packed in a place away from civilization, mixed up with drug addicts, the mentally ill and forgotten elderly.
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