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August 4, 2009

Los Angeles Tamale Vendors

American Public Media’s Marketplace does a piece on Los Angeles tamale vendors:

Selling tamales on the streets of Los Angeles is a dangerous game of hide-and-seek. Tamale vendors, or “Tamaleros,” have to avoid obstacles like gangs, traffic, police and health inspectors to make only about $30 a day. Devin Browne talks to one Tamalero whose found ways to stay in business.