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  • Chal means "shawl" in Spanish. 8 U.S. Dollars or 100 Pesos on the street in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. All day and all evening tourists stand in front of the beautiful fabric trying to choose from the gorgeous colors and designs. Red, pink, green, yellow, blue, and purple shawls are an artful swatch along the shoppers path.

    Workers are grateful to have a job and smile as they sell their wares, but most are very poor and cannot afford to shop at the store they work for. 8 U.S. Dollars is not a lot of money unless you are trying to feed a family, then you need every penny.
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