Literacy in Laredo, Texas

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Ricardo Vega (cq, age 28), an immigrant from Mexico who speaks little English and has had trouble finding work makes a fire for warmth in an abandoned cantina in Laredo, Texas, US, Friday, Dec., 11, 2009. With over 95 percent of the population as Hispanic Spanish speakers, Laredo ranked the lowest in literacy rates in the 2000 US census. Today there are a number of bi-lingual and dual langauge classes set up to help students and adults learn english...PHOTOS/ MATT NAGER
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