In remote Rio Venado, basketball is both cultural glue and a possible ticket out for boys and girls.
Oct. 1, 2013 Yesenia De Jesus Martinez, 12, holds a basketball in Rio Venado, in Mexico’s Oaxaca state. In the village, boys and girls learn the fundamentals of being an ethnic Triqui — among the dozens of indigenous peoples who live in the state — as well as basketball. Their coach is Sergio Zuñiga, 43, who hopes the sport will help the poor children set goals and dream big. Dominic Bracco II/Prime For The Washington Post Buy Photo