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Mexico Pt1: Young women struggling to survive in Ecatepec

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Catholic faithful participate in Pope Francis' open-air mass in Ecatepec, a rough, crime-plagued Mexico City suburb-- on February 14, 2016.
Catholic faithful participate in Pope Francis' open-air mass in Ecatepec, a rough, crime-plagued Mexico City suburb-- on February 14, 2016. AFP / Hector Guerrero

When you are seventeen, meeting your friends and escaping your parents’ control is usually a major occupation. But that’s not the way it goes for young girls in Ecatepec, a tentacular municipality neighbouring the capital, Mexico city. In the first of a four-part series on the problems facing women in Mexico, Alix Hardy has this report from Mexico City.Click the 'play' button above to listen or subscribe to our podcast by searching 'RFIinternational report'.

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