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  • Being an indigenous woman in the Mixtec Highlands following certain rules: participating in the community traditions, taking care of the children and keeping the house clean. But it also means having no power of political decision, and always following what men say—even being subject to trade for marriage among the Triqui people that live in the area.
  • Some of these women migrate to the northern Mexico or the United States, but in most cases they are the ones who stay behind and manage whatever money their partner sends back, raising their children until they are old enough to cross the border, and becoming part of the landscape in the towns of the Mixtec Highlands that have emptied of young men.
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