Sep 6, 2011

¡Viva Mexico!: Mexico City's once crazy, crowded markets languish

An affectionate but poignant look at Mexico City's traditional mercados and their decline in the face of Walmart and other mega-supermarkets. Our neighborhood has a small but lively "mercadito" (little market). Across the highway is a Mexican super-store, Soriana, and Walmart's "Superama" is not far away. 

The Associated Press: "Mexico City's neighborhood markets, the rowdy, smelly vibrant landmarks of concrete and corrugated tin that sell everything from cactus salads to pinatas, are struggling as more Mexicans migrate to the relatively more orderly, cleaner, air-conditioned and foreign-owned supermarkets."

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