Mexico's lost generation

Some 35,000 children under age of 18 are estimated to have been recruited to work for drug gangs.

    Thousands of young Mexicans are increasingly being used as foot soldiers by powerful and wealthy drug cartels across the country.

    It is estimated that around 120,000 residents of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent city, aged 13 - 24 neither work nor go to school, and the national unemployment total is reported to be seven million.

    Al Jazeera's Craig Mauro reports from Ciudad Juarez on those struggling to get a foot on the employment ladder.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.