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Humans of La Manzanilla - Basureros

Posted by David Dagoli on January 12, 2015, 4:56 pm

The men who collect our garbage - Los Basureros - in La Manzanilla were all born here, and have lived here their whole lives.

They get paid by the Ayuntamiento de La Huerta, but the pay is quite low. They really appreciate any típs people can give to help make ends meet.

On the left side is Cesar, el jefe, who will be 58 years old this coming February, and has been running the truck for 11 years now. He has two adult children, and one of his grandchildren is in Debbie's cooking class. Cesar is quick with a smile and very friendly.

Next to Cesar are Octavio (23) and Vidal (56), with Miguel Angel sitting up on the cab of the truck.


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