From Quiet Life to Political Activism:
Resisting Evictions in Mexico City's Historic Centre
Rufina Galindo of the Red de Desalojados de la Ciudad de México in conversation with Ana Vilenica and Pedro Montes de Oca Quiroz
Keywords: Evictions, organizing, tenants, networks, Mexico City, city centre
The Red de Desalojados de la Ciudad de México is a group led by people affected by forced evictions, that has been resisting evictions and revealing ways in which different real estate groups, in collaboration with the authorities, prioritize economic interests over the rights of the inhabitants. In conversation with Rufina Galindo a member of the Network of Evicted in Mexico City, we talked about the effects of the earthquake on the living conditions of people, frauds and corruption that make the complex struggles of people for life and home even herder, organizing against eviction violence, including networking and coalition building.