Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- This weekend the José María Pino Suárez market celebrated its 120th anniversary of being born in Mazatlán, although this time, there will be no cake to leave, no candles to put out because the celebration was postponed due to the remodeling work that is currently carried out.
One of those responsible for the organization of the so-called “Iron Giant”, in the heart of the city center, explained that there is another anniversary with a couple of problems, mainly: the safety and the unfair competition of the ambulant in the surroundings.
It was explained that except in the festivities, only a municipal policeman is the one that watches over and protects the tenants of the market, because the municipal government has not authorized more elements to guard the place. In turn, street vendors have been placed nearby who compete directly with well-established merchants.
“We have come here with a lot of sacrifice, we have gone ahead, but to this day we still have some inconveniences that we need the authorities to help us solve, we are here all year, we serve the tourist, the local, and we need the authority, “said one of the merchants.
The José María Pino Suárez market is home to more than 200 stores. The turns are two, above all: basic basket and items for tourism.
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