In order to take a little money home, federal zone vendors wait on weekends
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- The arrival of tourist cruises to Mazatlán has come to give a break to the beach vendors in this budget tourist ” piojillo ” season, said Jorge Luis Ríos Rubio.
The general secretary of the Union of Beach Vendors in the federal zone adhered to CTM, said that the arrival of the Carnival Panorama gives merchants an economic ” breathing space ” and, from then on, they only have to wait for high seasons.
“ We are in the stage of the crisis, of the ‘piojillo’ tourist, but with the cruises, I say, someone of us or half of us, we do come out for the weekend, and now, we just survive. Right now with the crisis we have because there are no vendors, and even we are looking for him on the weekend if a charter bus arrives or something, “he said.
Ríos Rubio commented that in addition to the fact that there is not much flow of money in the city, except for the days when a ship arrives, and that half of its members can be employed, there is the fact that some of his colleagues have been infected with Covid-19, which further affects their family finances.
He pointed out that being in a period of so-called ” skinny cows” , they have got rid of foreign sellers for a while, who are irregular because even for them the activity is not favorable this month.