Cycle of Life / CÃclo de la Vida
Berenice IbÃ¡Ã±ez Diaz, age 17, holds her day-old baby in the bedroom she shares with her mother. Berenice's boy-friend told her to have an abortion and then left for the United States and has not called or sent money. Berenice does not expect to hear from the baby's father. She never met her own father, who left for the U.S. before she was born. Over 80% of the babies born at the local hospital have fathers in the United States.