John Moore: Pan-American Highway
© AP Photo/John Moore
Rosa Merced Morales, mother of three, including 5-month-old Wilbur Antonio, sits amidst the garbage of the Managua landfill, Sept. 24, 2001, where she collects salvagable items from what others throw away. Rosa, born into a middle-class family, saw her fortunes slide, as has Nicaragua, through years of civil war and disastrous economic policies.