May 19, 2009 1:21 PM

From the trash of others, Mexican lives take root

Dolores Garcia Perez is one of a few thousand people who survive on the 12,000 tons of trash that metropolitan Mexico City throws out every day. They don't look for food, but hope to spot things of value and recyclables — cardboard, plastic bottles, cans and glass — to collect and sell.

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