Young boy sitting on steps in Mexico City
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Mexico's urban youth culture explosion

This weekend - like every weekend for the past 30 years - thousands of punks, skinheads and goths will descend on Mexico City's El Chopo marketplace. It's a regular gathering of the Mexican capital's boisterous urban tribes.

This mega-city is in the midst of a youth explosion and it has created one of Latin America's most dynamic street cultures.

As the government struggles with corruption, a lengthy drug war and economic inequality, they are seeing increased resistance from Mexico's youth.

Michael Maher reports on the youth movement and its political implications.

Additional photos: courtesy Peter Kayafas

  • 29 Mar 2013
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