Pocha’s Guide to CDMX: Where to go, how to get robbed, what to eat

Last Sunday night my dad picked me up at the San Diego Airport after my nine-hour, one stop in Houston, flight from Mexico City, and my uncle called over the Bluetooth and started chatting about his recent visit to my city of residence.

“At first I was afraid to be walking around el Centro, but after a few days I got over it.”

If a Pocho who lived in CDMX for over 20 years fears a short trip back to Mexico City, then what are the rest of us Millenial Poch@s out here supposed to do to conquer this? Have no fear!

The Pochas Guide to Mexico City is here!

Mas…Pocha’s Guide to CDMX: Where to go, how to get robbed, what to eat

Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Poems about La Migra and more (video, text)


Profe and poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico, with violinist Ernesto Villalobos (of the Villalobos Brothers), served up some powerful music and poignant poemas at a recent perfomance in CDMX. [Video by Di/Verso Encuentro de Poemas en la Ciudad de México, a program from the city government.]

Here are the palabras:

Mas…Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Poems about La Migra and more (video, text)