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La Cocina
Macaela and Lucia, her daughter, making tortillas.
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Lucia
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Alonso & Macaela
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Coffee Plot
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Cutting Weeds
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Alonso
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Macaela
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Carrying Bananas
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Walking To Work
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Unloading Coffee
Nags of coffee may weigh up to 70 kilos or about 140 pounds.
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Catalina Harvesting Papaya
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Catalina Preparing Papaya
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Bath Time
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Antonia & Alfonso
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Wash Day
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Catalina Sewing
Catalina makes a variety of traditional clothes for the women's co-op.
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Catalina & Alfonso
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Miguel Doing Homework
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La Banda
The small band practices 3 or 4 times a week and plays on Sundays in church.
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Fernando

El Campo: Chiapas, 2010

I spent five days with Nicolás, Catalina and their family in Amaquil, a ranchería about an hour and a half ride from San Cristóbal, Chiapas.  A ranchería is often referred to as a "community"; really more a collection of widely spaced houses than a village.  Campesinos here are of Mayan descent and speak Tzeltal.  The main cash crop is coffee and campesinos belong to a fair trade co-op called Kulaktik.