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  • My taxi driver told me today." In my part of town yesterday a 5 year old boy was killed by a truck. We are all poor people in my part of town, we all come from indigenous communities. The mother of the boy is a single mother of three children, this was her youngest, she works all day long in the market to feed herself and the kids, the boy was on his own and sat behing the huge tires of the delivery truck that was parked in front of a tiendita ( little store) . The driver did not spot the boy, went a little backwards and the boy´s skull and guts popped and exploded under the trucks weight. It wasn´t really the driver´s fault, it was an ugly accident, but we take drivers prisoners in cases like that. No, we did not beat him and he was not threatened with being burnt alive as sometimes happens. We just took him to our little selfmade prison and waited. His bosses came quickly, without hesitating they paid 250 thousand Pesos ( around 20thousand Dollars) to the boy´s mother. Our community leader did all the talking and received the money. The driver was set free and the issue settled. But, Doña Kiki, you know what really makes me furious? That leader then just passed 150 thousand Pesos on to the boy´s mom and he kept the other 100 thousand for himself!"

    Art by Kiki (BROKEN HEART)
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