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Community Currencies Offer Refuge from Economic Forces

Posted on 27 December 2010 by editor

Market in Espinal where the túmin community currency is used. Credit:Courtesy of Intercultural University of Veracruz

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Dec 21, 2010 (IPS) – Túmin, which means “money” in the Totonaca indigenous language, is a community currency now circulating among 80 vendors selling their products at an alternative market in the town of Espinal, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz.
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