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Glimpse: El Guarda


Martín López ,75, beside one of three stands he runs in El Guarda. He’s been working in the market since it moved here from its original location about 50 years ago.
Martín López ,75, beside one of three stands he runs in El Guarda. He’s been working in the market since it moved here from its original location about 50 years ago.

On the first week of June, Guatemalan markets celebrate the Day of the Tenant. This very particular holiday became a thing in 2002, after an executive order which kept the markets public was issued. Since then, all of the markets in Guatemala City have been managed by the municipality. Each has its own manager, though sometimes, the same person manages two or more markets.

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