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The Isolated Life of the Tarahumara
This story originally aired on World Vision Report in April 2007.
The Tarahumara are a group of seminomadic people who live an isolated life in the mountains of northern Mexico. They call themselves Rarámuri — “those of light feet” — and most live without electricity, heaters, gas stoves, and with very little conversation. They till crops, tend goats, and drink a fermented corn beer. They live a quiet, traditional but tough life that has been largely unimpacted by modern life… for now. This is an audio postcard of life with a Rarámuri family.