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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A New Orleans, New Latin Quarter ‎| bestofneworleans.com

At the Viet My supermarket off Chef Menteur Highway, where a stream of customers has for two decades sustained an immigrant family's dreams, 21-year-old Eddie Benitez works day by day to fulfill his own. Arriving from Honduras 16 months ago, Benitez has been working at Viet My for the last year — except for two weeks in May, when he quit for the promise of better pay doing construction work. It rained hard and often during those two weeks, and he says the work was not as steady as he needed it to be.

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