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ORAL HISTORY

Benita Villareal


El Rinconcito Catracho (Algiers Pulga)

Benita¬†Villareal opened her Honduran food establishment, El Rinconcito Catracho, in 2017, expanding her business from selling used clothes and soccer jerseys. When a neighboring stand became available,¬†Villareal took over the corner space, aptly naming it ‚ÄúRinconcito,‚ÄĚ which means ‚Äúlittle corner,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúCatracho,‚ÄĚ an endearing term for the Honduran community.

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Benita Villareal abri√≥ su establecimiento de comida Hondure√Īa en 2017, expandiendo su negocio de vender ropa usada y camisetas de f√ļtbol. Cuando un puesto vecino estuvo disponible, Villareal tomo el espacio de la esquina, llam√°ndolo acertadamente “Rinconcito,” que significa “peque√Īa esquina” y “Catracho,” un t√©rmino afectuoso en la comunidad hondure√Īa.

Date of interview:
2017-07-04

Interviewer:
Sarah Fouts & Fernando Lopez

Photographer:
Fernando Lopez

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