The lady in the picture was selling camotes, sweet potatoes and elotes, corn on the cob, for Q5/$0.60 and güisquiles, pearl squash, for Q3/$0.38 a piece.
There’s a mouse and cat chase around Antigua Guatemala between the street vendors and the municipal street vending regulators. Street vendors want to be left alone and be allowed to sell anywhere they want. The authorities believe order and cleanliness of the walk throughways is required. I hope they can find a happy equilibrium.
What’s your position regarding street vendors?
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