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Hidden in the suburbs: America's new poor




Olga Perez unloads groceries she picked up at East Valley Family Services. She says the healthy food has provided relief for her family.
Olga Perez unloads groceries she picked up at East Valley Family Services. She says the healthy food has provided relief for her family.
Kate Sheehy/Fronteras Desk

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Poverty in the U.S. is no longer relegated to the ghettos and barrios of the inner cities. Today, more poor people can be found living in the suburbs than the cities.

The 'burbs of Las Vegas is one glaring example Between 2000 and 2012 the number of people living below the poverty line has doubled.

In part 2 of the Fronteras Desk's series on hidden pockets of poverty, reporter Kate Sheehy took a look at this hard to find population