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Coronavirus in Texas

Hidalgo County breaks out the megaphones in scramble to salvage census push

Coaxing census participation was going to be hard enough in some of Texas' poorest communities. With coronavirus restrictions, organizers turned to driving sound trucks around colonias on the border, but now even that won't be possible.

Marco Lopez, who works with La Union Del Pueblo Entero, L.U.P.E., installs a megaphone on to his vehicle to drive around col…
Liliana Ruiz, arranges used items in a garage sale that she is having outside of her house in a colonia in Edinburg.  Ruiz s…
Marco Lopez, who works with La Union Del Pueblo Entero, L.U.P.E., drives around a colonia and announces census information t…
A colonia, unincorporated neighborhoods that lack basic services such as street lights, proper drainage, paved roads or wast…

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