Yesterday, I was speaking with a friend in Mexico who complained about how COVID had impacted their way of life. He said that schools are closed, the business sector is losing jobs and "piñatas" are out.
Piñata makers, often close-knit families whose business depends on the social gatherings that have largely halted during the pandemic, have, like much of the country, suffered both financially and personally for the past year.Mr. Mena said that his sales had plummeted, putting him in a dire economic situation, but that the personal losses had been even worse. Eleven members of his extended family have died of Covid-19, as well as more than two dozen others he knows of in the industry.