La Salada is a group of fairs specializing in textiles which is located outside the city of Buenos Aires, above the ruins of old popular seaside resorts. Twice a week, at daybreak, the fair activates a powerful non-hegemonic economy through an endless amount of home-based manufacturers that supply all the wholesalers that come from all around the country. The stallholders have built with creativity and with a multitudinous system for those who can´t find in the regular city what is offered by La Salada, establishing their own laws and forcing the government to come to negotiate. Thanks to the judicial pressure on the city hall to clean the pollution from the Riachuelo River (where the most parlous fair is located), it has accelerated a process of transformation of the land that will produce an unexpected negotiation between the government and the fair.
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