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The Women Of Casa X [Read] ➲ The Women Of Casa X ➮ Malcolm Venville – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk One night in Mexico City, Carmen Munoz, sex worker, was roaming the streets looking for customers Unexpectedly, she found two colleagues, both over sixty years old, sleeping on the street, covered by One night in Of Casa eBook ↠ Mexico City, Carmen Munoz, sex worker, was roaming the streets looking for customers Unexpectedly, she found two colleagues, both over sixty years old, sleeping The Women Epub / on the street, covered by newspapers After almost forty years of giving service to butchers, porters, refuse collectors and criminals, they were now long forgotten by their families Women Of Casa PDF/EPUB æ and society Carmen was confronted with what would be her own fate, like most women of her profession Striving for dignity for all of them, she organized her colleagues and led a group that resolved to find a home where they could spend their last days in safety and warmth In , after twelve years of work, and with the support of Mexican intellectuals and artists, the government gave them a seventeenth century mansion, where Carmen founded Casa XochiquetzalCasa X Around sixty women, all over fifty years old, receive shelter, food, and medical and psychological care This is not just a retirement home most of these women who live there still walk the streets But Casa X is the only refuge for prostitutes in Latin America Casa X is located in the heart of the notorious district of Tepito Although only eight blocks from the Historic Center of Mexico City, Tepito is a micro universe, where life is a unique reality For nearly five hundred years it has been a place of impunity, crime, smuggling, violence and prostitution This neighborhood did not submit to the Aztec Empire, or to the Spanish conquistadors, or to the current authorities Tepito has an identity that goes beyond its boundaries It has its own social organization, myths, heroes, slang and even its own local deity, La Santa MuerteHoly Death The Women Of Casa X are at the bottom of the ladder of this world, and keep their memory of it in their bodies The British photographer and film director Malcolm Venville has made a searing photographic record of a deranged reality Complimenting Venville s photographs is a series of astonishingly candid interviews with The Women Of Casa X by the well known Mexican writer Amanda de la Rosa These are the portraits and testimonies of thirty five survivors of the monster of the City, with much to say about life in a slum in Latin America about the Mexico that horrifies about sex, poverty, love, and the darkest side of human nature.