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Letter to the Editor: Writer decries treatment of families at U.S. border

 

Last updated 7/5/2018 at 12:42pm



To the Editor:

Most Americans cannot relate to the lives of our sisters and brothers who live in third world countries. Though only occasionally traveling overseas, we often select Europe as our destination – a cruise on the Danube, or a trip to Italy. Thus, imagining what it is like to live in real poverty is almost incomprehensible.

After living in three different African countries for 17 years, I have experienced extreme poverty. In most African villages, owning a bicycle or a radio is a sign of wealth. When I visited the village at Christmas, there were no cold drinks and the te...



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