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Language barriers, absence of bank loans leave Latino small-business owners struggling

Before the pandemic, mom-and-pop stores at the Latino-oriented mall La Gran Plaza, in Fort Worth, saw crowds of thousands every day. Now, tenants are worried about evictions and not making ends meet.

Customers visit La Gran Plaza in Fort Worth on the first day that  shopping malls, restaurants, retail outlets and movie theaters were reopened on May 1, 2020.
Pasion Deportes, a shop in La Gran Plaza in Fort Worth, was one of several shops unable to open despite the reopening of many businesses in Texas on May 1, 2020.
Carlos Jauregui, Marketing and Production Manager of J and A signs in La Gran Plaza in Forth Worth, was one of many businesses that opened in Texas on May 1, 2020.

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