Cops pat down kids, politicians pay revellers, President’s family gets booed and Walmart hosts illegal Cock Fights. Viva Mexico Cabrones!
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“The countries change, but the scenario stays the same: a profit orgy and a tax haven for corporate sponsors and private security firms, obscene public spending on new stadiums and the brutal cuts that fall on the backs of the poor when the party’s over,”
“Who does the corner belong to?” Rebecca Alejandra Lopez yelled to a crowd of a few hundred women marching down a busy commercial street in Mexico City during a May Day demonstration. “Those who work it!” they replied in unison.
The call-and-response was meant to highlight the rights of sex workers who make a living on the corners of some of Mexico’s grittiest neighborhoods.