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Raposa

Raposa is a sleepy fishing village in Maranhão on the far northern coast of Brazil. Despite the intense heat of the summer sun, fishermen ply their catches in the market and from their makeshift shops at their homes all day. Everyone moves at a relaxed pace. The town bars are filled with people during mid-day while the main streets remain empty except for the occasional car or bicyclist. Sometimes a tour bus pulls into town and the occupants walk along the main drag lined with hand-crochet clothing shops and to the shore. Typically, they jump back onto the bus within an hour to be driven to one of the popular two hundred seater fish restaurants outside of town, leaving Raposa to continue on in its languid rhythm.