Wednesday, January 30, 2008

These images are of a type of Mexican UDF or 7-11 on the right and a traditional taqueria type restaurant on the left. Oxxo is a chain convenient mart that sells everything from biggie pops to batteries to tequila. The man who owns this particular store located in Tlaxcla was a former migrant worker orginally from Mexico City. He worked in California in the agiculture and construction industries. He liked certain aspects of the United States so much that he decided when he came back to Mexico the final time that he would open his own convenient mart. His entire family now works there with him. He is happy he is back in Mexico now. His store does very well. He is near is family and enjoys his culture. Ironically enough, sometimes he misses the coveniences of the United States.