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For Mayan community, a paradise lost

Sep 17, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Day laborers who knew Manuel Jamines, shot to death by police, talk about where they came from — families and natural beauty — and where they are now: struggling to find work amid urban despair.

The five day laborers were huddled over some dice and coins they'd tossed on the asphalt of a Home Depot parking lot in Westlake. They were passing the time on a late afternoon, after another fruitless day waiting to be hired.

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