Sonic Trace: A Zapotec raised on the streets of Los Angeles

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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 LA’s Koreatown.  We’ve been focusing on migrants, who come from the tiny village of Santa Maria 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. Sonic Trace is part of Localore and the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). It’s funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.