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GARCIA CASTRO, Neftalí  and  SANCHEZ CRISPIN, Álvaro. Influence of Oportunidades on commercial activity of La Concordia, Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero. Estud. soc [online]. 2016, vol.24-25, n.47, pp.101-127. ISSN 0188-4557.

This paper examines the territorial effects of a Program geared to alleviating poverty, called Oportunidades. This is done by looking at the consequences of cash transfers of this program in an ethnic settlement, La Concordia, in the State of Guerrero, Mexico. A semi-structured questionnaire was the research instrument useful to interrogate key actors of the local commercial sector about demand-offer trends in La Concordia. We firstly describe the socio-economic characteristics of Ayutla, its role in the dynamic of the regional economy and the type of commercial activity present in county seat and smaller villages, most of which have a predominant indian population. We go on to explain the transformations derived from the type and kind of commercial activity produced by Oportunidades in La Concordia, during the days when cash transfers occur.

Keywords : commercial activity; cash-transfers; Oportunidades; Ayutla; Guerrero; Mexico.

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