Mexico's young basketball players

Young girls from Triqui defy violence and poverty to make a name for themselves and the town on basketball courts.

    Basketball is an obsession in the highlands of Oaxaca Mexico which the Triqui community calls home.

    For decades, the community has suffered through violence, poverty and discrimination.

    But the community's children are changing that image by becoming basketball champions in Mexico and throughout Latin America.

    Young girls from the indegenous Tricki tribe in Oaxaca belive the game can help improve their lives.

    Rachel Levin reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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