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Protests Are Brewing In Bogotá’s Zona G(ourmet) Over A Proposed Pedestrian Area (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[The City Paper / Richard Emblin]

[The City Paper / Richard Emblin]

Although known by locals and tourists alike as one of the must-visit sectors of Bogotá, Zona G, otherwise known as Zona Gourmet, is at the center of a heated protest over a proposed pedestrian walkway. The new bill, being dubbed an “intervention,” was proposed by local mayor Mauricio Jaramillo, whose term ends later this year. At a cost of nearly $1.5 million US, the entire project would cover less than two blocks, and would add exponentially to the gridlock and noise problems that already plague the area. 

Buenos Aires Could Be One Step Closer To Legalizing Food Trucks (ES)

By Patrick Hieger

[El Puesto de Fabio / Facebook]

[El Puesto de Fabio / Facebook]

There’s good news for street food fanatics in Buenos Aires. A new law has been presented to the city’s legislature that would make food trucks legal, and able to operate independently of festivals and other events. The law was presented by Francisco Quintana, and states that the local government would be able to establish rules and other norms for the sale of food from food trucks.

Per the law, the trucks couldn’t hold a permanent place, and their license would be for one year, with the ability to renew. Owners would be required to pay a monthly fee for use of a public space, and would have to pay taxes like any other restaurant, which would allow for more regulation amongst the trucks. Speaking of the proposed law, Quintana said, “With this initiative we are looking to create a business model that is favorable both for the producers and the consumers of gastronomy.”