Tuesday, December 3, 2013

People With No Names, The Undocumented: #122

This 11" x 14" oil on canvas portrait is a recently deported Mexican worker.  He is young, best friends with young man in #121, and the two of them will try again and again to get back to the United States to work. They have seen a place where there are jobs, and they want to get back to that place.  E.J. Dionne Jr., an opinion writer for the Washington Post explains:
                           "Pope Francis has surprised the world because he embraces the   
                            Christian calling to destabilize and to challenge. As the first leader
                            of the Catholic Church from the Southern Hemisphere he is
                            especially mindful of the ways in which unregulated capitalism has
                            failed the poor and left them waiting."                     

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