Brides Maid in Juchitan Wedding

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A young Zapotec woman sits in the shadows during a wedding celebration in the Chagigo neighborhood of Juchitan. Weekends are full of wedding celebrations complete with traditional food and dancing in the street..Mexico's narrowest point is the Isthmus of Tehuantepec--flat, country where the Zapotec culture is still strong.  In the Isthmus, women are noticeably open and confident, and take leading role in business and government.  The Isthmus never became part of the Aztec Empire and resistance to the Spanish was strong in the mid-1500s.
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