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Billy Weeks

southern based photographer

Central America 2016

Central America 2016: These images of daily life in Nicaragua and Honduras represent a simpler life. Central America is poor by USA standards. So poor that most families live on a few  U.S. dollars a day.

 

Betra Lagoe and her 8 month old child Estefanie stand in their home in La Cebadilla, Honduras.

Betra Lagoe and her 8 month old child Estefanie stand in their home in La Cebadilla, Honduras.

 

8 month old Estefanie Lagoe sits in a wooden box at his home in La Cebadilla, Honduras.

8 month old Estefanie Lagoe sits in a wooden box at his home in La Cebadilla, Honduras.

 

Sebastian Galo, who is 74, sits at his home in La Cebadilla, Honduras.

Sebastian Galo, who is 74, sits at his home in La Cebadilla, Honduras.

 

Sebastian Galo, who is 74, sits at his home in La Cebadilla, Honduras.

Sebastian Galo, who is 74, sits at his home in La Cebadilla, Honduras.

 

Sebastian Galo, who is 74, sits at his home in La Cebadilla, Honduras.

Sebastian Galo, who is 74, sits at his home in La Cebadilla, Honduras.

 

6 year old Ilda Maribel stands in front of an American Flag sheet used as a door in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

6 year old Ilda Maribel stands in front of an American Flag sheet used as a door in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

 

Elba Maribel, 40, with 6 of her 10 children in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

Elba Maribel, 40, with 6 of her 10 children in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

 

Santos Christina Antonio (right) and her son Marcos, who has mental illness and often bites his arms, at their home in Las Cruditas, Honduras.

Santos Christina Antonio (right) and her son Marcos, who has mental illness and often bites his arms, at their home in Las Cruditas, Honduras.

 

Santos Christina Antonio and her son Marcos, who has mental illness and often bites his arms, at their home in  Las Cruditas, Honduras.

Santos Christina Antonio and her son Marcos, who has mental illness and often bites his arms, at their home in Las Cruditas, Honduras.

 

Marcos Antonio, who has mental illness and often bites his arms or plays with a string, at his home in Marcos Antonio, who has mental illness and often bites his arms or plays with a string, at his home in Las Cruditas, Honduras.

Marcos Antonio, who has mental illness and often bites his arms or plays with a string, at his home in Marcos Antonio, who has mental illness and often bites his arms or plays with a string, at his home in Las Cruditas, Honduras.

 

Santos Christina Antonio, who has an injured hand, at her home in Las Cruditas, Honduras.

Santos Christina Antonio, who has an injured hand, at her home in Las Cruditas, Honduras.

 

Jose Federico, 30, lost both legs in an accident.  He now lives in a home on a hill and has to be carried up and down the hill on the back of his brother in La Flon, Jose Peres carries food from the fields in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

Jose Federico, 30, lost both legs in an accident. He now lives in a home on a hill and has to be carried up and down the hill on the back of his brother in La Flon, Jose Peres carries food from the fields in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

 

Emerald Centero, 35, with her dog in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

Emerald Centero, 35, with her dog in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

Jose Peres at his home in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

Jose Peres at his home in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

 

Jose Peres carries food from the fields in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

Jose Peres carries food from the fields in Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

 

90 year old Victor Sumbes at his home in Honduras.

90 year old Victor Sumbes at his home in Honduras.

 

A young girl carries her puppy to get veterinary care near Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

A young girl carries her puppy to get veterinary care near Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

 

A lady sits in at her home made of empty shopping carts covered with plastic at the Tegucigalpa, Honduras landfill . The landfill has about 2000 people who harvest recyclables everyday.  Many of these people are young children who dig in a mountain of trash for plastic or cardboard and most of the families here make about $5 U.S. dollars a week.

A lady sits in at her home made of empty shopping carts covered with plastic at the Tegucigalpa, Honduras landfill . The landfill has about 2000 people who harvest recyclables everyday. Many of these people are young children who dig in a mountain of trash for plastic or cardboard and most of the families here make about $5 U.S. dollars a week.

 

Maria Gonzales and her three year old son Santos in Rio Grande, Honduras.

Maria Gonzales and her three year old son Santos in Rio Grande, Honduras.

 

An old cowboy sits on his front porch near Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

An old cowboy sits on his front porch near Las Vegas, Nicaragua.

 

 

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