Archive for February 22nd, 2013

The business of ridden used cars from the U.S.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

There’s a big business in riding old used cars from the U.S.A. to Guatemala where they are fixed enough to be put on sale. I have no idea what’s the percentage of cars in circulation Guatemala that were brought down from the U.S. and Canada to lesser degree, but it has to be huge. Oftentimes, the ridden vehicles or carros rodados as we call then here, are sold right at the border or near border towns such as in this case where a fleet of trucks is put on sale on the side of the road near the Mexican border by town of Pijapita. As I have mentioned before on AntiguaDailyPhoto, Guatemalans recycles a lot of discarded stuff from the United Statians; I call it the Second Life.