Town Meeting
Palito Blanco, Mexico.      1981

Throughout Mexico, farmworkers struggle for land ownership. In 1980, this farmworker camp of 300 laborers moved onto land south of Rio Bravo (as the Rio Grande is known in Mexico), establishing the cooperative of Palito Blanco. The land had been previously claimed by a handful of wealthy individuals who had established a dummy co-operative.

After three years of repeatedly being thrown off of the land, the farmworkers were at last granted a five square mile plot by then president de la Madrid.