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Porteño culture is very family- and community-oriented. Fellow Subte passengers will keep an eye out for women with children and make sure that the kids can have a seat, parents will often be allowed to move to the front of lines in the mercados, and there is always someone willing to lend a hand with a stroller down a flight of stairs.

That being said, few parents in the city allow their children to walk to school alone, or go to a store a few blocks away without a chaperon, even those families who live in the nicer, more residential neighborhoods. Perceptions of …