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In Honduras, Foreign Goods are Popular

Nelson Maradiaga from Honduras

 Nelson Maradiaga
Photo: Sandy Peters
Toyota cars everywhere. If Toyotas
were cheaper, everybody would have
one in my country.

Nelson Maradiaga
Photo from Nelson Maradiaga
As for clothing, brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, Levis, and GAP are popular.

 

When I start to think, I'm surprised at how popular foreign products have become in my country—Honduras.

I can say that we would sometimes rather eat McDonald's food than our own national food. I hear people say, "I like it because it is the cheapest and the fastest and because everybody goes there."

If we talk about cars, they say, "Toyota cars are the best." You see Toyota cars everywhere. If Toyotas were cheaper, everybody would have one in my country. The price of a Toyota is double what it is in the United States.

As for appliances, if everybody could afford a Sony television, everyone would have one. It is the same situation as with cars. People think that all Sony products are the best. The other brand which they love is GSE (General Electric), especially washing machines and stoves.

As for clothing, brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, Levis, and GAP are popular. You hear boys saying: "Look, I'm wearing a Tommy or Polo shirt and pants." People think wearing all these brands is fashionable.



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