LETTER FROM OAXACA
The Investigative Fund, a project of The Nation Institute, 10/24/11
If there's one experience that Mexicans have in common more than any other, more even than hatred and repudiation of the mutual violence of the narcos and the government, it's migration. In Oaxaca, 18% of its 3.7 million people have left for other parts of Mexico, and especially for the U.S. Almost half its towns have shrunk, and migration has become part of the daily experience for almost every family.