Market worker at La Salada Market

"Here in the market I learned a lot of things. I learned how to be mean in the sense of doing things in order to protect myself. I learned how to take care of myself as a person. Because in the past I was always obedient and ‘well-behaved’, I didn't know how to protect myself. The market teaches you a lot of things: to be a good dealer, to win and lose at the same time, but it also teaches you that next time you can recover what you lost. It teaches you a lot."


Tina, entrepreneur. Migrated from Oruro, Bolivia to Buenos Aires 30 years ago.



"Family is just for a moment, not more than this. When you arrive from Bolivia everything is OK, they are with you, but afterwards they exploit you, like my uncle did with us. Everyone has the same experience. Just ask."


Pauli, Bolivian workshop worker, 24 years old. Works in a workshop and sells counterfeit Nike products.

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