Thursday, November 10, 2005
There was a time when Americans could stroll the Avenida Obregon in relative safety. Merchants respectfully plied their wares, and quietly invited passerby into their sidewalk shops. Today, even this veneer of courtesy has disappeared. Nogales has become the contra-commerce center of the Southwest. Americans go to the Mexican side to shop, while the Mexicans go to the American side to shop. The Wal-Mart in Nogales, Arizona is one of the highest grossing stores in the chain. The whole world is topsy-turvy. I long for the days when "Hazel" dominated the airwaves.
Photo by Chester Arthur Burnett
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