Yari has piojos or head lice and her mom was picking them off tonight. This is not unusual in the tropics when other kids in school don't combat the problem. Head lice are common with kids from 5 thru 12 years old when they are in primary school. Yari is both uncomfortable with them and somewhat embarrassed she has them. Head lice are a sign of a lower standard of living. We will buy a shampoo tomorrow that should clean her up. Girls are more susceptible due to longer hair.
We found this web site that will talk to you in Spanish about the problems of Los Piojos .... Los piojos