My town… love it or leave it, but it’s NOT Berlin
To compare this reality to a city like Berlin, where most people have pensions, a good standard of living, quality state-run healthcare, and decent wages is the height of egregiousness. It makes you wonder exactly how tone-deaf the writers of pieces like this can be. Have they ever dared venture outside the Roma-Condesa bubble? How much do they even know about Mexico City? Why have so many of these articles been popping up in recent years? Is it just cluelessness that drives them, or is it part of some local government branding strategy …?
No, Mexico City is not “The New Berlin”: A response to Vice
Tamara Velasquez, “No, Mexico City is not “The New Berlin”: A response to Vice” (Medium.com, 18 April 2017)