Mariachis in Los Angeles
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Hard times for LA's mariachi bands

Mexican mariachis living in LA who have seen their work slowly dwindle since 2008 are creating a union to help each other through the difficult economic times.

Mexican mariachis living in LA who have seen their work slowly dwindle since 2008 are creating a union to help each other through the difficult economic times.

Arturo Ramirez, a mariachi that has been in LA for 27 years, is one of them.

Video produced by BBC Mundo's Valeria Perasso.