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A Veteran Shoeshine Man Works in Mexico

A Veteran Shoeshine Man Works in Mexico

Isidro Martinez Gómez, 53, polishes shoes at his stand in the Parque Central Manuel Velasco Suárez, the central park in San Cristóbal de las Casas, in Chiapas state, Mexico. Martinez Gómez has been polishing shoes in the same location for 23 years. While he also sells newspapers, he says his shoe business has always been more profitable.

Mexico Isidro Martinez Gómez, 53, polishes shoes at his stand in the Parque Central Manuel Velasco Suárez, the central park in San Cristóbal de las Casas, in Chiapas state, Mexico. Martinez Gómez has been polishing shoes in the same location for 23 years. While he also sells newspapers, he says his shoe business has always been more profitable.