Los Angeles is home to one of the most diverse populations in the world. The largest number of people in the city is of Latino origin. But there are a lot of different ethnic groups within Latin-American culture, like the enclave of Zapotec villagers from Southern Mexico who have migrated to L-A’s Koreatown. We've been focusing on migrants, who come from the tiny village of Santa María Tavehua. This is Nico's story. He is a Mexican-born Zapotec who was raised on the streets of Los Angeles.
This story was produced by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Eric Pearse-Chavez. The editors wee Jacob conrad and Deborah George. Sonice Trace is part of Localore and the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). It's funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.