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Above: When she was widowed the first time, Chana Torres moved to Baborigame from Coloradas de la Virgen to look for work to support herself and her children. As a cook, she earned 20 pesos, or about two dollars, a day. Two years ago, she started working for the Sierra Madre Alliance, conducting a census and collecting evidence for the community’s land ownership claims. Since others were afraid to accompany her through the remote area, Torres often had to travel alone. Today she is president of an indigenous women’s cooperative that is trying to help local women with small business projects. They have a truck, and a building, shown here, powered by solar panels. Torres says that she is “a little afraid and also a little bit proud” of having taken part in the blockade of the logging trucks. “Some people said we had ganas[guts],” she explains. Left: Gathering mushrooms outside Baborigame. 11/7/03 THE TEXAS OBSERVER 7