Entries by Phillip Blume

Enter Paradise | story No.1: “Juanes”

He goes by “Juanes.” He’s now 15 years old, but until today he has never been to school. It’s a common story. For one thing, 72 percent of the slum’s population has no access to education. (Police don’t even enter here after dark. In this “fatherless” culture, gangs appear to many boys as their only “family” — their only viable […]