Huastec Market Taxi

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Farm families crowd in a truck on the way home from an Indian market. Streets are clogged on Sunday in this small mountain town. Chaos dominates a normally quiet Huastec village when the narrow streets fill with people buying and selling locally grown coffee and sugarcane, copal incense and huge corn tamales.<br />
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South of Ciudad Valles the Pan American Highway passes through Huasteca Indian country in Mexico. Huastec population was once estimated to be one million, but today they number about 150,000.
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