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Virginia Valencia Paredes is a flower vendor at the San José Market in Lima. She is a member of an association of stall owners that is affiliated to the National Federation of Market Workers (Federación Nacional de Trabajadores de Mercado, FENATM). Because they are organized, market vendors are aware of existing regulations pertaining to markets and have access to both legal and fiscal advice if they are being unjustly fined or sanctioned. FENATM also emphasizes the need to give vendors the chance to correct their situation by issuing notices before proceeding with any type of penalization. . Special Instructions - Full release: all subjects signed our form of model release MRLIMA-094


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Lima, Peru

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