A PORTABLE SHOE STORE lends a touch of flair to the dustscape of a
government housing project under construction in east Tijuana, where many
new maquiladoras, foreign-owned assembly plants, have been built.
Cost-conscious firms have found Mexican labor essential; average wages are
30 to 50 dollars a week. Tijuana, for example, makes seven million
televisions a year; it calls itself the television capital of the world.
Photograph by ALEX WEBB