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La Paz General Store, 2009

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When I took this picture, Justo and Chola were running the La Paz general store. They were brother and sister. Ever since Justo died from an illness, Chola, who is in her eighties, has been left to attend the store all by herself. She said the two most important things to run this busi- ness were: first, don’t owe money to anybody; and second, the real money is in serving drinks, not in selling food. 

Roque Pérez, Buenos Aires Province