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Black Market CapitalUrban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City$
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Andrew Konove

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520293670

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520293670.001.0001

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Free Trading in the Restored Republic

Free Trading in the Restored Republic

(p.117) Five Free Trading in the Restored Republic
Black Market Capital

Andrew Konove

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on an 1872 court case that divided vendors in the Baratillo and pitted them against the Mexico City Ayuntamiento. The case drew the attention of some of Mexico’s most prominent citizens, including Vicente García Torres, publisher of El Monitor Republicano, the leading newspaper of the era, and reached Mexico’s Supreme Court, sparking a constitutional crisis. The case shows the improbable range of actors in Mexico City who had stakes in the Baratillo and the degree to which the market’s vendors succeeded in turning a debate over its future into a national conversation about individual rights and the rule of law.

Keywords:   Mexico City, Restored Republic, Ayuntamiento, Baratillo, supreme court, vendors, individual rights, rule of law

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