Author: ALVARO SANCHEZ CRISPIN
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 pro gram in an ethnic settlement, La Concordia,
in the State of Guerrero, Mexico. A semi-struc tured questionnaire was the research instru ment useful to interrogate key actors of the local commercial sector about demand-offer trends in La Concordia. We firstly describe the so cio-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.