Thursday, 26 April 2007

Lustrabotas, Riobamba, Ecuador


They are in evidence everywhere in the big cities in Ecuador. They are easily recognizable for their dirty hands and stained outfits. They are not as pauper as one might think, it´s just the job they do, shoe shining the patrons in parks and open squares, and many of them attend school half day. They look nonetheless like exemplars of a poor society.

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