‘Mango, Mango!’ A Family, a Fruit Stand, and Survival on $4.50 a Day

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Douglas Haynes | Orion | Summer 2014 | 22 minutes (5,391 words)

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Morning

β€œIt’s like this here every day,” Dayani Baldelomar Bustos tells me as her dark eyes scan the packed alley for an opening. People carrying baskets of produce on their heads press against our backs.

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