Oak Cliff, the heart of Mexican-American culture in Dallas

Situated just south of downtown Dallas and west of the Trinity River, Oak Cliff has been home to one of the largest Latino populations in Dallas since the 1960s. Now the old neighborhood find itself under pressure of encroachment from the downtown area.

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    A local bicycle vendor on Jefferson Blvd. (Photo: Claire Ballor/Fox News Latino)
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    Downtown Dallas where Little Mexico once stood. (Photo: Claire Ballor/Fox News Latino)
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    The famous Texas Theater on Jefferson Blvd. (Photo: Claire Ballor/Fox News Latino)
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    A mural in Oak Cliff depicting the local art and culture. (Photo: Claire Ballor/Fox News Latino)
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    Downtown Dallas is only minutes from the Dallas Tortilla and Tamale Factory. (Photo: Claire Ballor/Fox News Latino)
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    Ruben Leal, owner of the Dallas Tortilla and Tamale Factory, with long-term employees Carla and Beyli. (Photo: Claire Ballor/Fox News Latino)
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    The Dallas Tortilla and Tamale Factory. (Photo: Claire Ballor/Fox News Latino)
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    A view of downtown Dallas from the Oak Cliff side of Commerce Street across the Trinity River (Photo: Claire Ballor/Fox News Latino)
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