The International Bazaar, located on a busy corner on Lake Street a block east of Interstate 35W, hides a dirty little secret in its basement. Outwardly, the complex of twin two-story brown-brick buildings is fairly unexceptional. Decorated with a smart green awning, the Bazaar hosts a number of shops doing brisk business on a Friday afternoon. In one building, several people mill about the Photo Estudio Chicago, or peek in the windows at a hat and boot shop advertising "Texanos y sombreros." In the second, a complex of small vendors sell sundry items--household goods, piñatas, spangled clothing, saints candles, "botanicas," music, gold jewelry--and families wander through the... More >>>