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USA. New York City. Spanish Harlem. Carlos (R) meets his friend Chino( L) in the street. Both teenagers wear their sunday best clothes for their religious confirmations. They are about to shake hands. Both Puerto Rican young men and their family live below the poverty line and receives public assistance (AFDC, Home Relief, Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid). Spanish Harlem, also known as El Barrio and East Harlem, is a low income neighborhood in Harlem area. Spanish Harlem is one of the largest predominantly Latino communities in New York City. 20.04.86 © 1986 Didier Ruef .