Porteño Spanish is the dialect of caste-sha-no (castellano) spoken in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the surrounding areas. It is categorized by an Italian-like pronunciation and colorful Lunfardo slang.

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informal (or illegal) moneychanger

Independent moneychangers that trade pesos for dollars, usually at rates higher than the official exchange rate.Arbolito literally means "small tree". Called that because they don't move from their sidewalk spot all day, grew in numbers after the Argentine government restricted selling of dollars.

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