Mexican Women -- Then and Now
Against The Current vol. 148

Monk, Heather Dashner

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/09/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13699

Araceli's gnarled hands knead the corn dough in a smoke-filled lean-to next to her kitchen, as the 5 a.m. sunlight begins to squint through the slats. She will make about 48 pounds of tortillas, as she does every day. By noon they’ll be on the table in houses all over the 500-inhabitant town she has lived in her whole life, half-way between Mexico City and Toluca, the capital of the State of Mexico.

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