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  • The Mercado Mayapan: Preserving Culture and Tradition

    The Mercado Mayapan: Preserving Culture and Tradition

    Health | November 1, 2011

    The Mercado serves a neighborhood that has been through hard times. The Chamizal, as the neighborhood is known, never recovered from the shift of the clothing factories to Mexico (and later China) with the advent of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994. Many of the women who worked in the industry lost their jobs and families are still struggling.