Araceli is a Mexican Native woman who lives in Tijuana with her husband, Porfirio. They used to be farmers but were forced to sell their animals and move to Tijuana to find work. They live in the dump in a house made of garage doors, and Araceli plants beautiful roses along her fence line. During the day, she dresses as a native alms seeker and walks the streets of Tijuana looking for dropped coins. She's an exceptionally kind woman and offers to help Nayeli when she notices Nayeli and her group looking extremely bedraggled in the fruit market.
Doña Araceli Character Timeline in Into the Beautiful North
The timeline below shows where the character Doña Araceli appears in Into the Beautiful North. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...doesn't pick up, and Nayeli almost cries. Atómiko then follows her back to Porfirio and Araceli's, where he decides that he and Tacho are great friends. Though Nayeli insists she doesn't... (full context)