The fad was thriving for months until December, when official memos noted it’s against the law to manufacture, sell, offer for sale or wear a military uniform or anything resembling one. Many people, among them retailers, complain about the ban, while some are relieved by a move aimed at stopping people from posing as military personnel.
Since the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect in 1994, Mexico has seen an explosion in the number of shopping malls. Filling underdeveloped and developed areas alike, these malls promise shoppers a one-stop location for shopping, entertainment and relaxation.
In Haiti’s struggling economy and tough job market, selling prescription drugs illegally has become an attractive option – especially since street vendors operate with impunity. But the lower prices and more flexible purchasing options that street vendors provide come at a cost as consumers increasingly forgo pharmacies and formal medical treatment.