This setting was important because it was where coyotito was bit by a scorpion and that sets the mood for the rest of the story on their status. It also lets you know that the village knows it all and word spreads.
The setting is important because it shows the difference between coyotitos village and the doctors neighborhood
The setting inside the hut is important because it shows how humble these people live. But also shows Juana’s importance in the story. She’s a brave mom.