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Life in a Truck - 19 Nov 2014 - Sort by:
Life in a Truck - 19 Nov 2014
Ever since former newspaper journalist Modesto Sotero suffered a stroke nearly a decade ago, he and his wife Maria Josefina Perez have turned a truck into their home in order to make ends meet.

The couple, both in their early 80s, have no children or family members and everything they own — just a few personal items —is packed in their truck under a busy bridge.
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Maria Josefina Perez, 81, combs her hair while sitting... more
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Monterrey, Mexico
Maria Josefina Perez, 81, combs her hair while sitting in the front of the truck she shares with her husband in Monterrey August 14, 2014. Perez and her husband Modesto Sotero, 82, have been living in the truck underneath a busy bridge for the last nine years after Sotero had a stroke and underwent surgery, and they ran out of funds. They live on a small pension Modesto receives from his former job as a newspaper journalist, and by begging from passing drivers. They have no children or other family members, and they own no property beside the truck and a few personal items, but they both say that they are happy living the way they do. Picture taken August 14. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1EB5D0S6H01
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Modesto Sotero, 82, (silhouetted in the front) sits... more
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Assorted stuffed toys and other knick-knacks are seen... more
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Maria Josefina Perez, 81, uses a wheelchair as a walker... more
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Maria Josefina Perez, 81, stands at the entrance of... more
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Maria Josefina Perez, 81, smiles as she poses for a... more
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Maria Josefina Perez, 81, hangs up a shirt to dry on... more
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Maria Josefina Perez, 81, and her husband Modesto Sotero,... more
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Maria Josefina Perez, 81, combs her hair while sitting... more
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Maria Josefina Perez (L), 81, helps her husband Modesto... more
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Modesto Sotero (L), 82, and his wife Maria Josefina... more
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Maria Josefina Perez, 81, puts on shoes while standing... more
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Maria Josefina Perez (L), 81, covers her husband Modesto... more
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Maria Josefina Perez, 81, prepares dinner for her husband... more
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Maria Josefina Perez, 81, adjusts the volume on a television... more
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A car drives past where Maria Josefina Perez, 81, and... more
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Maria Josefina Perez (R), 81, talks to her husband... more
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People walk past Modesto Sotero (2nd R), 82, and his... more
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Members of the Civil Protection stand on the platform... more
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