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A chicle camp in Xpujil, Campeche Mexico. Chicle is a tree, and the main ingredient in traditional chewing gum. The sap is collected by chicleros working in the jungle. Here blocks of chicle are stacked by a dirt airstrip ready to be shipped out.

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A chicle camp in Xpujil, Campeche Mexico. Chicle is a tree, and the main ingredient in traditional chewing gum. The sap is collected by chicleros working in the jungle. Here blocks of chicle are stacked by a dirt airstrip ready to be shipped out.