Rodeo / El Rodeo
Juana Emilia PÃ©rez, (far left) watches her youngest son compete in a rodeo. Of Juana's six children, five are in the United States. The annual rodeo used to be a big event. Now organizers have to invite cowboys from other Mexican villages to get enough competitors; there arenâ€™t enough local men left. 80% of working-age men from town emigrate to the U.S. in search of work. It's been 18 years since Juana saw one of her sons. "When the boys turn 15, they go" says Juana. "They don't [return] because they don't have papers. They are there so they can have something here in their town: to have land, a house, a truck and something for their family."