They lack infrastructure and services like electric power, transportation, sewers and potable water
[Translation of an article from La Jornada of Mexico City for November 14. See original article here.]
By Gabriela Romero Sánchez
More than three million people in Mexico City live in 550 colonias (neighborhoods) in areas categorized as highly or very hightly marginalized. They lack drainage, potable water, paved streets, lighting and public transportation and live on less than the minimum wage.
Due to the lack of sewers, they dig septic tanks in their yards. They go to the nearest well for water, in many cases more than a kilometer away, or they buy 20-liter jugs for 15 pesos to fill jars or tanks. (more…)