Beam me up

From the Washington Post:

A flourishing trade is transforming cars sold as junk in the United States into cherished gems on the streets of Central America. Tens of thousands of damaged cars written off for a few hundred dollars in the north find a new life here to the south, arriving via a network of middlemen and often repaired by mechanics in backyard workshops. [...]

Like an estimated 4,000 other entrepreneurs in El Salvador, Cerna makes a living importing damaged cars from the United States, repairing them and reselling them. He traded in his more routine government job eight years ago and hasn't looked back.

Mutually beneficial reciprocal exchange occuring between individuals separated by thousands of miles in different countries, without a 'Free Trade' agreement.

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