Life in the poorest city in the US - BBC News - Vidozee

Life in the poorest city in the US - BBC News
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In the tiny city of Escobares, Texas, 62% of residents live below the poverty line.

That's the highest rate of any US city with more than 1,000 people, according to the 2016 US Census Bureau survey.

Directly on the US-Mexico border, the city struggles with crime and unemployment.

But local officials say they're trying hard to lift Escobares out of the cycle of poverty.

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Samantha Peters
Samantha Peters Seriously these people need to stop waiting for people to come to them. These people need to reach out, and tell everyone what their town/city has to offer. Don't make it sound like a dump. Instead make it sound like a blank canvas. This town/city can do so much that others can't. This town/city can be flexible.
Samantha Peters
Samantha Peters There's so much potential:
Movies/tv shows could be made there.
The mayor could set up small business loans for the people to teach Spanish over the internet.
Festivals similar to Conchella, Woodstock, etc could be held there.
Dj Kat
Dj Kat Probably lowest murder rate....they seem humble
Robert Heintze
Robert Heintze Conservatives like to argue about democratic run large cities, struggling with poverty, while neglecting to inform their base that most of the poorest STATES are republican run. Including THE poorest town, which exists in a "red state" (Texas).
sinephase how is someone 40 pounds over weight claiming they don't have food to eat?