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Mexican Christmas Tradition Celebrated Amid Poverty and Drug War

From Monica Ortiz | 04:12

The marginalized community of Lomas de Poleo in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico celebrated their tenth anniversary posada this year. A posada is a Mexican Christmas tradition celebrated all over the country.

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The Mexican border city of Juarez has suffered two of the most violent years in its history. Despite the drug related-mayhem, the impoverished neighborhood of Lomas de Poleo –located in the desert outskirts of the city--still managed to organize their yearly Christmas fiesta. Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe attended the celebration, which is known as a posada.