It‘s complicated to find a Chilango (people from Mexico City) who hasn’t experienced police bribery. What we call in Mexico as “la mordida” (the bite) is the most often, easy and normalized act of corruption in one of the countries with higher levels of corruption. According to INEGI (ENVIPE, 2014), 78% of the Mexicans said they perceived corruption in traffic police, by far the highest authority with this perception. …



Peru is situated next to the ‘Ring of Fire’, an area in the Pacific Ocean with a string of volcanoes product of tectonic plates that are constantly moving producing seismic activity. Almost 90% of earthquakes in the world happen around the Ring of Fire. In the last 50 years, there have been at least 5 big earthquakes in Peru, with a magnitude 8 and over in the Richter scale, …



To an average DC resident, social movements may look like traffic jams.

They may look like scattered, unconnected protests taking the streets demanding justice for yet another cause. But to those involved in movement work, these protests are only a small fraction of the total coordinated effort. I myself have had the honor to be a member of the movement-oriented organization Anakbayan-USA. Anakbayan is the youth sector of the …