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The tianguis dilemma: to open or not to open?

Street markets are generally considered one of the higher risk places for coronavirus infection.

pg4And because most market vendors have no other source of income, the decision whether to allow them to open is a delicate one for municipal administrators in Mexico.

While there  was good news for one popular Guadalajara metro-area tianguis (street market) last Sunday, it was bad news for another.

Authorities in Tonala finally allowed the large Sunday crafts market to operate, albeit under very strict sanitary protocols. Vendors had pleaded with municipal and state officials for permission to restart sales, arguing that hundreds of families were suffering needlessly from the lack of income.

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