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|The fair has a truly jovial
atmosphere, although it takes place in one of the poorest
sectors of the capital. Mataderos, and its neighboring
barrio of Liniers, were where cattle were traditionally
brought in from around the country, slaughtered, and then
shipped out as meat to other parts of the capital (the name
Mataderos literally means slaughterhouses – and the area is
also often called Nueva Chicago, because of the
cattle-killing heritage it shares with the ‘Windy City’).
For this reason there is an interesting mix of cultures:
gauchos, porteños, and migrant workers from Bolivia
& Paraguay. The fair represents this colorful
combination of traditions, dancing and artwork. Click
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