AMERICA/MEXICO - A video shows a child rummaging in the garbage looking for food

Friday, 16 December 2016 street children  

Jordi Bernabeu Farrús

Villaflores (Agenzia Fides) - The video that shows a street child seeking food from a garbage has caused great indignation among the citizens of the municipality of Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico. The video, filmed by a passer-by who saw the scene and approached the child, is causing reaction in social networks, asking for a dignified life for children. The video shows a child with his cousin rummaging among the garbage cans in search of something to eat. The child, initially frightened, allowed the person who decided to shoot the video get closer to him, who explained that he was filming him to present it to the President in order to help him.
According to the indicators of poverty 2014 of the National Council of Social Development Policy (Coneval), 76.2% of the inhabitants of Chiapas lives in poverty, 31.8% in extreme poverty, a situation that leads to food shortages. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 16/12/2016)