Latin America

Markets Everywhere


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In the U.S., legal restrictions curtail people's ability to sell goods out of their homes and in public spaces. In Latin America, entrepreneurs are often free to set up shop in central locations, so there's always an opportunity to make money by selling fresh avocados or homemade tamales. Instead of everyone in a neighborhood shopping at the same supermarket, it's common to see multiple stalls offering similar products, as in this photo of orange juice vendors engaging in true competition in Bogota, Colombia.