Photo: Mexico's Poor Seek Relief From Tortilla Shortage



Tortilla maker Leticia Balino gathers a pile of the flatbreads in her shop in México City on January 10, 2007.

The skyrocketing cost of corn—and therefore, tortillas—has become a central issue for Mexico's poor, who spent a large portion of their income on food even before the price increases.

Read more of our special series on the global food crisis.

AP Photo/Gregory Bull


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