Whose child is this? Meeting the needs of street children

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"Banning" Mexico City's street kids only moves their plight from sight.

If you have ever visited Mexico City you may have enjoyed their antics as part of the federal district's colorful backdrop. Maybe you can spot them edging out from the corner of your vacation photos: the late-night Chiclets salesmen, the street jugglers and clowns, the grinning, cajoling panhandlers.

They are Mexico City's street children, tolerated­­, even subtly promoted as part of the city's charm.