Sams club Mazatlan bullies Oaxaca street vendors trying to survive covid crisis


Despite the fact that the municipal authority allows the sale on public roads, on the sidewalk of Avenida Revolución, in front of Sam’s Club, personnel identified with the management or administration of this company, is insensitive to the critical situation that street vendors are going through the COVID 19 health contingency, specifically in the case of Elvira Acevedo Ramírez, a 25-year-old Oaxacan indigenous mother.

Elvira is married and her husband, despite his 28 years, already faces severe diabetes problems and a four-year-old daughter to support by selling their handicrafts that they place in their own structures and on the sidewalk, not on Sam’s Club property. . Administration or management personnel have gone out and bullied them to try to run them out.

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As many families is these COVID times face similar hardships, it is a tragedy because many people have been left without jobs. Even Elvira has received some support from the government of the mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres with a food basket and 400 pesos in cash, in addition, DIF brought them another food basket.

In her defense, Elvira asks Sam’s Club administration to let her work in that public space, although in front of this gigantic store. “They say that we compete with them, but ours are a few handicrafts that they don’t have for sale. We have authorization from the municipal government to work here because we do not believe that we will affect anyone; We don’t want problems with anyone. “

She said that her husband is diabetic and they have many needs, especially with the four-year-old daughter to feed; We “ask from the bottom of our hearts to let us work and ask people to help us with the purchase of handicrafts; There are no jobs and the little we get is to overcome the difficult situation, “she emphasized.

She says that it is at the entrance to the Sam’s Club parking lot without affecting circulation and on the sidewalk with its bags, bracelets, tortilla makers, “dream catchers”, among other “handicrafts that we manufacture by hand with palm and wood”.


The Mazatlan Post