The writing on the wall


Photos by Adam Peacock

I noticed these two signs walking through Coyoacán not long ago. For the Spanish-impaired, the one on top says "One in five workers cannot afford the basic basket" (which refers to a set of groceries, such as eggs, milk, bread, beans and tortillas, which are supposed to be subsidized by the government here). The one on the bottom says, "One per cent of the population has half of the national wealth." Have a happy new year, everybody.