One final story about water…Mexican style
Photo by Rob Fisher
At age nine, José Luis Barajas started selling fresh fruit drinks at baseball games and soccer matches in Jiquilpan, a small town south of Guadalajara in the Mexican state of Michoacán.
“I was practically born in the market,” he says. “My father sold fruits and vegetables, and my mother served meals there. They sent me out to sell aguas frescas to make money for school.
“I always thought I could do something big with my life, but I never imagined it would be this,” he says, proudly referring to his Salinas- based company, Jiquilpan Frutas y Aguas Frescas.
You may have seen Barajas, now 42, standing behind a row of colorful barrels filled with iced drinks at the Tuesday night … Read More