Posted on April 30, 2009
An employee in Novia Bonita switches dresses out inside the display because there are no customers to attend to Tuesday afternoon.
In the quincanera district yesterday there wasn’t more than a handful of girls to be found. The neighborhood which specializes in selling everything one might need for a quincanera, like the bow to put on your truck, the dress, and decorations is nearly abandoned as shop keepers feel the effects of the government’s closing of public places, party halls, churches and anywhere else large groups gather until May 6th. I was able to speak with Gabriela Canas Diaz, the owner of a small shop in the area for a few minutes and I recorded an audio interview and edited it, one in spanish and the other in english, which you can click on below:
The English Version:
The Spanish Version
A family strolls through the Novia Bonita store Tuesday afternoon.
Diaz goes over inventory with an employee Tuesday afternoon.
Diaz with her bright smile.
I feel that the attitude I’ve gotten from a lot of Mexicans, in the city, is mixed. Businesses are suffering, but everyone wants to be safe too. I just know that the empty restaurants, hotels, and streets is a constant reminder of how much this is hurting Mexico economically.
Diaz said it was good to keep the flu from spreading, but like any business person, she was scared of the cost.
I haven’t done a lot of audio only editing and I’d love to hear on any pointers, tips, etc. Thanks!