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Hard Labor
  Hard Labor, 1995
In the city, migrants make use of their rural skills to earn a living. Men like the one pictured continue to engage in hard, physical labor to make ends meet. Neither size nor weight discourage these human "horses", who charge a fee for carrying items from the point of sale in 16 de julio to a home, office or vehicle. This man carries a wooden door on his back with the help of a plastic cloth (manta), much the same way peasants carry heavy loads in the campo.
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