Category: Street Vendors

Street Vendor News 26 October 2014

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Vendedores ambulantes, Durban, South Africa

(English) TUNISIA. Plights and perils of Tunisian street vendors. Al Jazeera (26 October 2014) by Ahmed El Amraoui and Patrick Strickland. As Tunisians get ready to go to the polls for the country’s first ever democratic parliamentary elections on October 26, salesman Bassam Gazbar “could care less who is going to be in the government…. Read more »

Street Vendor News 12 October 2014

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Vendedores ambulantes, China

(English) USA. Peralta: Bring Back Street Vendor Task Force. Western Queens Gazette (8 October 2014) by Liz Goff. State Sen. Jose Peralta last week called on the D Blasio administration to bring back a highly effective task force that helped regulate activities of street vendors. INDONESIA. Vendors say Ahok’s registration program won’t change much. The… Read more »

Street Vendor News 28 September 2014

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(English) INDIA. Street Vendors Welfare Association observes 4th foundation day. KanglaOnline (27 de Setembro de 2014) via Imphal Free Press. While speaking at the function AK Mirabai said that not only white collar job can bring development for the State but inculcating work culture, learning to take responsibilities and having creative mind can also help… Read more »

Street Vendor News 14 September 2014

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(English) IRAN. Tehran’s vendors battle the streets to survive. The Guardian (15 September 2014). Constantly threatened by changing city ordinances and rogue security officials out to extort protection pay, the work is far from being physically or financially secure. PHILIPPINES. Estrada’s tents for Quiapo vendors irk ‘legit’ traders. The Philippine Daily Inquirer (14 September 2014)… Read more »

IEMS Report on Street Vendors Highlights Importance of Urban Space as a Livelihood Right

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by Sally Roever Street vendors have a way of fitting themselves into urban public space. They sprawl down certain streets, line up along railroad tracks, and pack their stalls onto crowded sidewalks, anywhere that customers may be passing by. The trouble is, most cities don’t plan for that. And because they don’t plan for it,… Read more »