In many villages in rural Mexico, family life has been torn apart by the exodus of people to the United States. The Pew Research Center says 12 million people, about 15% of Mexico’s labor force, lives across the U.S. – legally or otherwise. But the economic downturn in the U.S. led some migrants to return to mexico. For a few lucky ones, there is work back home. That’s the case in one remote village in Southern Mexico, where an unexpected rise in the popularity of a traditional drink is bringing some people home. From the Sierra Madre of Oaxaca, Lorne Matalon reports for Marfa Public Radio.
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