/ Village: Santiago
Ethnic Group: Maya / Feature: Markets
A look down upon the action at a busy stand reveals a group of discerning shoppers picking through peanuts, apples, tomatoes, cilantro, tomatillos and bananas. Women carefully count their small wad of coins and bills and calculate how much they can afford. In order to get the best quality for the money, many pick out their own purchases instead of letting the vendor do it.