Archive for October 4th, 2011

Public Transport: Ayudantes

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Ayudantes (assistants) who work with the drivers of the buses that now are being left into disuse in Guatemala City; they earn about $ 10.00 per day in the best case scenario.

Is a dangerous job, mostly about crime and don’t escape all sorts of speculation and to discrimination in a society like ours, which is small but very divided. Currently there is a general notion that most ayudantes belong to maras (criminal groups) not entirely true, but it’s inevitable that these groups have penetrated all areas and the transport system is one of them.