A river -- and an international border - separate the city of Juarez in Mexico and El Paso in the United States. Even though they are in many respects worlds apart - Juarez is poor and crime-ridden and El Paso is prosperous and relatively safe - the two cities are bound by powerful ties. One of them is the family of Jesus and Maria Ruiz and the charity they have started. Roger Hsu from VOA's Mandarin Service filed the story and it is narrated by Ruth Reader.
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Donate to Jesus and Maria Ruiz's charity: "Jesus es Mana" (in English & Spanish)